Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chetoogeta Hillside - SOLD

8" x 10" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air - $85 including shipping - SOLD, thanks Dr. Tom !
This scene was painted in 3 stages. Beginning in April the general layout was done; then twice the site was revisited with additions and corrections made to include the seasonal changes. The final touches were done in studio on August 20th.

There are actually two tunnels through Chetoogeta Mountain. The one on the right is famous for being part of the Great Locomotive Chase during the Civil War, and is now part of the historical park in Tunnel Hill. The tunnel to the left was opened in 1928 to accommodate the larger locomotive engines of modern times.
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Ron Morrison said...

My youngest daughter who is home from Paris and Rome and Scotland and Prague....was peering over my shoulder as I looked at your painting. We discussed the tunnels and the Civil War a little. She's off to her fourth year of university. So we had a father- daughter moment. Thanks.

bj said...

You're very welcome. Sometimes the oddest item can spark a conversation. I'm glad I could be a part of the father - daughter moment.