Wet Paint! – My Latest Paintings

Today’s artwork is a colored pencil painting of the former Dahlonega Georgia Courthouse. Constructed in 1836, it is the oldest surviving courthouse in Georgia. The building is in the Federal Style with Greek Revival Influences. The courthouse was designed by Ephraim Clayton and with its two foot thick walls took over two years to construct. The building is no longer used as a courthouse but instead serves as a Gold Museum. The museum houses exhibits depicting America’s first major gold rush that occurred in the town of Dahlonega in the mountains of North Georgia.  The bricks of the courthouse were constructed with local clay and contain small visible flecks of gold. The 8″ x 10″ painting was done in colored pencil on Stonehenge paper.

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