|"Gold Mine" - Pastel - 9x13 - May 2014|
West of Atlanta in Villa Rica there is a Gold Museum with ruins of the gold mine. There was a Gold Rush in Georgia in the 1820s and it was not just in Dahlonega. Villa Rica had 19 commercially mining operations. This location is not far from Villa Rica but you have to look to find it. I tried three times and the fourth was the charm. This pastel is a quick study working on the painting composition. I want to redo this one with different colors. It is a shady hill overlooking the present day museum. Definitely want to go back and visit and explore all the grounds.