Sunday, February 2, 2014

15 Paintings in 15 Days (Round 2) - Day Fifteen

Winter Light on Trabue's Tavern
On Old Buckingham Road, Midlothian, VA
6x8, oil

 The last painting of the 15 Paintings in 15 Days Challenge! It might have turned into 15 paintings in 18 days... but I'm not upset. The challenge served its purpose in giving me a jumpstart to the year, building some painting inventory and giving me some ideas for larger paintings in the near future.

Above is a painting of Trabue's Tavern, deemed a historic landmark in 1975. The Historic Marker's inscription reads as follows: 
This was the home of Lt. John Trabue, Revolutionary War soldier and patriot, and of his descendants well into the 20th century. Trabue witnessed the surrender of the British forces at Yorktown in 1781 and later became an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in Virginia. The Trabues were among the principal coal-mine proprietors in the Midlothian area and here maintained a tavern that was patronized both by travelers and by workers from mines in the vicinity.

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