St. Simons Value Study
Some paintings just don't want to come out of me. The
lighthouse at St. Simons is one of them. I'm not sure why
it doesn't to cooperate but it won't. I've at least six
different paintings in various stages of the subject and I'm
not happy with any of them. Wait! That's not exactly true.
Two different small studies do seem to work and this is one
of them. "St. Simons Value Study" is exactly what its title
says. It was created as a guide for a larger painting that
was to be done in all of the colors but it turned out to be
one of the rejects I mentioned. I had actually filed this
painting away until I was ready to attempt the larger
painting again, when my oldest daughter saw it. She liked it
enough that she convinced me to place it in public view
which is what I have now done.
St. Simons is a marvelous island just east of Brunswick, GA.
Originally occupied by Native American Indians, it was also a
location for a Spanish fort. Later, the Spaniards were driven
by the island by the British and eventually the area became
part of the Georgia colony. Historically, it may be best
known for John and Charles Wesley who were the ministers
for the Anglican Church in Georgia. They lived for a time
on St. Simons as missionaries. And, there is an old oak
tree located on the island where they are reported to have
begun one of the early Methodist congregations.
The original painting of "St. Simons Value Study" is a
watercolor, painted on 6" by 8" 140# cold press paper.
The original has been sold, and giclee reproductions are available.
reproductions are on archival paper. The colors of the giclee are as
close as possible to the original, however some differences may occur.
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