Friday, June 15, 2018

Red Sky at Night: Peddle Bell Tower, University of Mississippi

Red Sky at Night Peddle Bell Tower University of Mississippi Ole Miss

For my amazing nephew, Heath Lemmonds of Dallas, Texas. Heath is a University of Mississippi graduate (BA, MBA). The tower was built in his freshman year, and was near the ATO house where  he lived.

I used several reference photos for the painting, and chose to accentuate the blue evening shadows and place it against a brilliant red sky to convey the university's colors.

The Peddle Bell Tower and carillon were a gift to the university from Frank and Marge Peddle of Oxford. Heath worked at the University Club while at Ole Miss and often served the Peddles.

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Red Sky at Night: Peddle Bell Tower
Oil on canvas
Prints available


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