Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Post 11: Blue Ridge Shores Main Beach in the Fall 16 x 20 Framed Stretched Canvas (SOLD)

Painting Name: The Main Beach at Blue Ridge Shores, Louisa, Virginia 

SKU: #10I20AC
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Size: 16 x 20 Stretched Canvas
Price: SOLD (see story below)
Edition Year: 2020
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Beach Painting of the main beach at Blue Ridge Shores in Louisa, Virginia, a small lake community near Lake Anna.

Blue Ridge Shores, or BRS (aka Lake Louisa) in Louisa County, Virginia was a fun place to grow up in the 70's. My family and I lived near the main beach depicted in this painting. There used to be a raft to swim out to in the deeper water (long gone), the umbrellas were various colors, and an area for the little kids was sectioned off. As we say, 'those were the days' - when Momma G was cooking burgers, music played across the sand, kids played all day long, and skiers zigged and zagged across the lake sending up fountains of spray.

Did we ever have rainy days in the summer, didn't seem like it. You could spend all day making sand castles and baking in the sun. It was a great childhood.

Painting above, photo below.

I took this photo at the BRS beach on Saturday, October 17, 2020 so as you can see, a few less leaves on the trees and I left off the volleyball posts. Actually, I didn't know they were permanently set. Artistic license - like make up.

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This painting is no longer available, it has been SOLD!

And wouldn't you know, there is a story in the how and who bought this painting!

A few months ago, I was chatting with my cousin who was in the process of moving to Blue Ridge Shores into her mom's house at BRS in Louisa (Aunt Tessie, who has gone on to be with the Lord). She LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this piece but just could not get it at this time with all these changes. 

Again, some time went by and I was contacted by another cousin, her sister from above, and she wanted a house warming gift for her sister, moving into her mom's house. Transaction accomplished, and we quietly made arrangements to deliver the painting.

In the meantime, the BUYER sent a note to her sister that something was coming, and the card arrived the day before I showed up. (Good timing, right?)

I purchased a frame for the piece and was able to get to BRS on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Knocked on the door and told her a story of her sister wanted to get her a house warming gift....and my cousin started saying, "Is that what I THINK IT IS???" repeatedly.

So after many hops up and down and ecstatic "ooos" and "ahhs" (one happy cousin), up went the painting on the wall in this spot until she finds exactly where she wants it to go.

Tidings of great joy in this uncertain, very weird world. Glad for a very happy new owner of something I painted.

Thank you again, cousin in Virginia Beach! Enjoy it, cousin at BRS!

Not sure why, but I have Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons singing, "Sherry, Sherry Baby..." playing in my head.

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