Now available as a limited edition collector's print in several sizes. These prints are beautiful reproductions of the original painting of the Grist Mill by Brian C. Zickafoose.
Canvas Editions36" x 24" - Edition of 50 - $555.00 (List - $850.00)24" x 16" - Edition of 50 - $222.00 (List - $400.00)
Paper Editions36" x 24" on Artist Rag Matte - Edition of 50 - $333.00 (List - $420.00)20" x 16" on Enhanced Matte - Edition of 250 - $66.00 (List - $88.00) 7" x 5" on Enhanced Matte - $22.00
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About the artwork:
The Grist Mill at Glade Creek - Babcock State Park, West VirginiaBrian C. Zickafoose © 201436" x 24" Oil on CanvasCompletion Date: November 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
In this painting, I explore the oil technique of the Dutch Masters, as taught to me by the late local artist, David E. Weaver - to whose memory this is dedicated.
David Weaver was a friend of mine over the years. He was a generous and openly kind person. Whenever I would visit him at the Midland Trail Gallery, he was always giving me art prints and different things. I never left his studio empty handed. His mentorship and teaching was a huge inspiration for my art and life path. Without him this painting would not have been possible.
The painting depicts the Grist Mill at Babcock State Park at the peak of autumn's glory on October 10, 2014 at around 4:00pm in the afternoon. Also featured in the image are several West Virginia state icons, including two cardinals (state bird), a sugar maple branch (state tree) and a honey bee (state insect), as well as native species of wildflowers.
I’m a true son of the hills. I was born and bred in Danese, WV, just a few miles up the road from the park. Whenever my family would get together growing up, it would always be at Babcock, so some of my fondest childhood memories center around that park. When I moved away from the area as an adult and would come home to visit, Babcock always seemed to greet me with a warm and loving embrace, as if to say, ‘You are home, my son'.
Pursuing my artistic dreams has taken me around the globe, hobnobbing in Amsterdam, living for a spell in Hollywood, California and most recently having spent a decade in Roanoke, Virginia. In 2012 I relocated my family back to the area and a year later launched the first oil painting in this series, Ancient River in Autumn - New River Gorge, WV, the predecessor of the Grist Mill at Glade Creek painting.
It was an inevitable expression of my creativity to paint this series. These great icons of West Virginia are ingrained in my memory and have become a part of who I am. Painting the Grist Mill is as much of an expression of myself as it is an interpretation of the iconography my home state. The Grist Mill is a sacred destination for many folks, including myself. This land was regarded as sacred grounds by the Indians ages before Europeans settled it and a millennia before the Grist Mill was built. So, continuing a tradition of spirituality in this area through my art is not only my heritage, it is my duty.
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