Dec 26, 2011

The Lady in the Park

Path to The Lady, 6½ x 9" watercolor
Here’s the second watercolor I squeezed in last week while painting across the street in Herman Park.

Paris has its Eiffel Tower, Washington D.C. has the Washington Monument and Goldsboro, North Carolina has The Lady in the Park. The sculpture, originally made of zinc in 1916 by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorwaldson was named Hebe, Goddess of Youth. Heavily damaged over the years, the original “Lady” was replaced in 2004 by a bronze replica. Locals refer to her simply as “The Lady.” She remains Goldsboro’s most highly revered icon. Dear friend Donna Jansen who visited me from Minnesota became enthralled with the statue. She thought it to be “so southern”, and compared its charm to Savannah’s Bird Girl statue that graces the cover of the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

I do not reproduce many of my paintings. The exception may be when I do one that is in high demand and that features subject matter for which I don’t want to make a painting career. Below is giclée reproduction from a tighter, more realistic watercolor of the Lady. For more information on the reproduction just click “The Lady”.

The Lady in Springtime, 18x14" watercolor

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