Wednesday, May 16, 2012

beauty at rest....

beauty at rest
12" x 16" oil on canvas
©2012dottietleatherwood

This is one of my favorite places.  When I tell you where it is you may be a bit surprised.  I think it is one of the most beautiful serene spots in Savannah.  It is filled with an abundance of  huge oaks draped in spanish moss and in the spring the azaleas and dogwoods are breath-taking.  You can walk for hours and still not see it in it's entirety.  Many people come here and never leave.  O.K. that was a big hint....

It is Bonaventure Cemetery.  Made famous by the book "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil", it has been the final resting place for many Savannah families, including mine,  for over a 150 years.  It is set on a bluff overlooking the water.  The grounds are a bit overgrown but that lushness somehow that just makes it all the more beautiful.  Gorgeous sculptures and monuments are at every turn.  When I was in Savannah this spring, the azaleas were at their peak and I walked around for over an hour taking pictures.  This painting is the first of a series of work centered around this theme.  If you would like to learn more about Bonaventure, here is a link:  http://www.bonaventurehistorical.org/

5 comments:

martinealison said...

Je crois que cette merveilleuse peinture rend hommage parfaitement à ce lieu... On peut y sentir une grande sérénité où les couleurs et les parfums se mêlent... La lumière vient parcimonieusement apporter sa touche particulière... Bravo pour ce travail magnifique.
gros bisous

Kathy Cousart said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you painted the trees- very southern feel to them...all drapey and spanish mossey!

Jerry Stocks said...

Bonaventure is such a fabulous place to visit and also to paint. I especially love Johnny Mercer's grave site. This is a lovely painting.

Smareis said...

Olá,
Seu trabalho é maravilhoso, fiquei encantada com sua pintura. Parabéns pela arte.
Vou seguir seu blog pra voltar novamente.
Um grande abraço!

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

This painting is lovely, the way you have painted the trees and the colors too! Enjoyed listening to you on AHA!