Sunday, May 17, 2009

Confederate Memorial Wreath

9"x12" oil on Raymar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on Tuesday, April 28th '09, at Old Stone Church near Ringgold GA.
The wreath on the door commemorates Confederate Memorial Day which is a state holiday in some states in the US. In Georgia, it was April 27th. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the Civil War in the 1860s. Old Stone Church was used as a hospital.

UPDATE: This painting has been donated to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Catoosa Chapter 1987, who placed this wreath.

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Patricia said...

Almost like a photograph for me, I was present at the "laying" of the wreath by the Catoosa Chapter 1987 United Daughters of the Confederacy. Had you been there sooner, you would have seen 8 ladies in black, as a picture out of the past.
Pat Pelfrey
Flintstone, GA

bj said...

Thank you so much for participating in this tradition of laying the wreath! It was a perfect day when this painting was done, and I couldn't help remembering all those who were there in the makeshift hospital during the War.