Friday, April 6, 2018

New Art for the Game Room

 Some new art had been added to the game room in the form of a painting by Mark Churms of the Battle of Mobile Bay, which occurred in 1864 during the American Civil War.

I grew up on Mobile Bay and spent many days on Dauphin Island, which is where one of the two forts that guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay was located (Fort Gaines).  The other side was guarded by Fort Morgan, which is depicted in the painting.

The painting was a present by my wife and we commissioned the painter Mark Churms, so it's an original.  I'm trying to class up the games area in the hopes of hosting a lot more games over the course of 2018.

I do think I'll repainting my 1/600 scale model of the CSS Tennessee to exactly match the one in the painting.  The USS Tecumseh model is pretty much spot on to the one in the painting so now rework there!

8 comments:

Lee Hadley said...

Very nice. I like the idea of making a matching model.

Dave S. said...

Wow, that's really nice. An original piece of art is pretty nice, I only have a few prints up at my place. So, does this mean you'll be working on a Battle of Mobile Bay game?

Michael Mills said...

That's very cool Miles. Definitely adds a touch of class to the room!

Lasgunpacker said...

Wow! Very good way to class the place up a bit.

Maashes Caisteal said...

Nice print

Paul O'G said...

That's awesome - love it!

David Sullivan said...

Very nice. That's a beautiful painting. I have a 1/600th scale Thoroughbred model of the Tennessee, which looks exactly like what's in the painting. Same color, etc.

caveadsum1471 said...

Nice painting! As my games room is also my workshop there is no chance of"classing up " my games room,in yours the painting makes a great focus.
Best Iain