The Way It USED to Be

It was such an honor to be asked to do a painting of the way our local electric company’s offices USED to look like.

Actually, I was commissioned to do two paintings for the Washington Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). The other painting was of their first bucket truck … maybe that’ll be my next post.

Unfortunately, I have not met one person who likes the way the building looks now that it’s been remodeled. Everything is now painted in dark browns, which are a stark contrast to the colonial style so common in the historic district of Sandersville, Georgia.

Because I had an idea that the look of the building would be changed, I did something pretty cool. Before they stripped the columns out front, I went by the building and pealed away some chips of white paint. After that, I ground up the white paint chips into a fine powder and mixed it with the white paint I would use for the painting.

So, the painting that is now hanging in the front lobby of EMC depicts the way it USED to look like, but the painting hanging in the lobby is actually painted with paint from the original look!

Was that confusing? I’m sorry. But it’s cool, though, don’t you think?

Washington Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) before remodeling.
16″x24″ watercolor on paper by Anthony Baker

Published by Anthony Baker

Husband, dad, pastor, artist, and musician. Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 (no joke!). Loves coffee (big time), good movies, and sarcastic humor. Holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Most importantly, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5:16

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