I am very happy to announce that my painting "Ginter Mausoleum (Morning Dove)" has been selected as part of the 2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit.
Henderson Fine Arts Center
October 13 - November 26, 2012
Oil on board
16 x 8
My painting “Ginter Mausoleum (Morning Dove)” will be one of 81 works on exhibit during the 2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit held at the Henderson Fine Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky.
The Ohio Valley Art League (OVAL) was founded in September 1991 to promote the visual arts in Henderson, Kentucky and the Tri-State. OVAL organized the first Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit in 1994 with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources as the co-sponsor. This biennial exhibit attracts top wildlife artists from across the nation and is now considered one of the top wildlife exhibitions in the nation.
“Ginter Mausoleum (Morning Dove)” is a 16 by 8-inch oil painting that captures a beautiful mausoleum in Richmond, Virginia’s historical Hollywood cemetery. Strolling through the signal lane roads and walking among the tombstones you can really encounter an abundant amount of history. This cemetery is the resting place for two United States presidents, the only Confederate States president, and many Confederate generals. It was designed in the rural garden style and its name came from the many holly trees on the property. Also nestled among the tombstones is the final resting place of prominent businessman, army officer and philanthropist Lewis Ginter.
It was one morning while walking in the cemetery that I approached the mausoleum where Lewis Ginter rests that I saw the light playing off the ribs of the top of the mausoleum. It was such a beautiful and peaceful moment. Then as I was admiring the lighting, textures and the character of the structure this mourning dove lands for a brief moment completing the scene. I quickly pulled out the sketch book, did a rough sketch, made notes and captured the needed reference for the painting “Ginter Mausoleum (Mourning Dove).”