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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kings Mansion

Hello there, This painting is in acrylics and painted from a reference photo I took last week while walking around the grounds of the Kings mansion. This house is in Kings Mills Ohio. Kings Mills is now the home of the amusement park called Kings Island but the little old community has lots of history. It was a company town and the gentleman that owned this house basically owned the town. The business that kept the town going was a ammunition factory on the edge of town but that building no longer exists. However just on the other side of the river is the Peter's Catridge company, a huge old basically vacant building. Peter's Cartride Co. was a massive munitions factory that made bullets and cannonballs for the Union army during the civil war. It was a target for Morgan Raiders but rumor has it they missed Kings Mills completely in 1863 during their trip through Ohio. Anyway there is your history lesson for the day.lol Here is a photo of my painting, a small portion of the side of the house and a photo of Peter's factory as it looks today. Check out some of my artwork on Ebay Have a wonderful day

6 comments:

Maria Hock said...

love the play of light on the building. Very nice!

Sunny said...

Very nice, Barbara, and love the history. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate your imput.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Maria, my photos never seem to do my painting justice.

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks Sunny. So nice to see you, I hope you are doing well. :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love old mill buildings!
Very nice painting too Barbara, love the red/green harmony.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Mary, Thank you, I love all old buildings, so much history. Great to see you. Hugs