Adairsville, Georgia is northwest of Atlanta
and about half-way to Chattanooga,
TN. In the fall of 2011 while exploring the area,
we found several painting ideas. One of
them developed into “Adairsville Skyline.”
It depicts a portion of the roof of the largest house in the town, but a
structure which is beginning to show its age.
In its heyday, it must have been a grand home and it probably housed one
of the most influential families in the area.
title comes from the location of the house.
It’s on a hilltop overlooking the central portion of the town. And no matter where I stood to view it, I was
struck with the manner in which the gables and roof were defined against the
blue sky above. Perhaps, it is also a
comparison of the small towns of Georgia
and the City of Atlanta. With the latter, the skyline is defined by
the office buildings and condominiums which mark the importance of business
within the metropolitan area. And as
important as that is, the skyscrapers are generally impersonal. In the small towns, though, there is usually
a house or building which not only provides a ‘skyline’ but has an organic
presence that speaks of those who have dwelt or worked in it. Maybe, that’s why I had to paint a portion of
The original painting
of “Adairsville Skyline”
is a watercolor on 11” x 15” 300 lb cold press paper. The original painting is
copyrighted by the artist, Gerry Grimes.
With his approval and oversight, a giclee reproduction was made of
the original. No copies, prints or
reproductions of the original or of a giclee approved by the artist, without
his explicit consent. Original and giclee reproductions available.