Artist's description:

This is an original screen print with about 50 hand painted stencils. It is the first time I tried making a silk screen from a painting. It is part of the Natchez Trace series and was painted in the summer, during a dry spell. I could sit in the river bed and quietly paint what was left of a slave made bridge for Andrew Jackson and his troops. It is near Old Town on a feeder road to the Natchez Trace. While I sat and painted two herons would come and fish with me. It reminded of my years spent in the Netherlands, when the 'reichers' would flap down and sit with the men fishing in the canals, hoping for tidbit. The rich colors follow the energy of the trees and water. They have found over 200 stone sarcophagi lining the river where I have painted of Mississippian aboriginals.
Dang, I missed Halloween! But it's a cool story so will continue. Old Town was a trading post on the Trace. It still has a 200 year old two story house, beautifully restored, an even older log cabin, an ice house and two clearly visible mounds on the other side of the bridge. Many celebrities in the music industry have owned it, particularly song writers like Buffet and Kim Carnes. But they do not stay long. They get tired of the sounds that go bump in the night ( also, Nashville is really a raise your family kind of town--people miss the ocean and artsy things. But the hard core, like Elvis Costello visit often and those with kids, like Ben Folds, stay, write, and inspire each other. And thank you Jack White for making vinyl cool again....).

Materials used:

Archival paper and oils

Jackson's Bridge (1998)


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This artwork is sold by Charmaine Hall from United States

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