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At the art of the matter
Painter continues lengthy process to reproduce historic Courthouse
DAB has been working on the painting for nearly four years and expects to be finished in the spring. The Charleston, S.C.-based artists visits Effingham four times a year to resume work on his creation. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue
With each painstaking application to the canvas, DAB is turning his view of a majestic treasure into a work of art.
The Charleston, S.C.-based artist — he goes by DAB — is creating a painting that isn’t simply oil on canvas or a watercolor. DAB paints in a relief style, with the features of the building and the grounds of the historic Effingham Courthouse actually protruding from the surface.
And he’s been working on this for a long time — he started back in 2007.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special county-wide edition.