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Printed from an original painting by Ray Day

Print Size: 16.5" x 22"

Edition Size: 850
Issue Price: $65.00

Ray's framing recommendation:
Framed in 1.5 inch gold moulding. Top Mat: Plum
Liner: Sheraton Rose w/black core.
Total frame size: 21.5" X 28".

The setting for "Glade Creek Mill" has all the beauty, nostalgia and atmosphere of yesteryear. It has,
however, a relatively new story to tell. Constructed in Babcock State Park in central West Virginia in 1976, it is a re-creation of a mill that once stood nearby.

Glade Creek mill contains portions of other mills once located throughout the area…Stoney Creek, Spring Run, and Roaring Creek.Visitors enjoy watching the grinding of cornmeal and buckwheat flour in an exquisitely picturesque setting. Over 500 mills served the mountainous regions of West Virginia in the early 1900s. Today's reconstruction stands as a testament to those mills of the past and the people they served.

I was particularly attracted to the boulder-strewn creek downstream from the mill. Following a rather energetic hike among these rocks, a compositional decision was made. The viewer would "enter" the painting well below the mill, but would be drawn to the wheel knowing it was water that gives it life.

Autumn is tremendous in the hills of West Virginia.I hope you agree!