Mayor of Sellwood

Mayor of Bybee

27"h x 48"w, Oil on Canvas.

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      Ed Samuels visited often while I worked on this one. He is naturally outgoing and friendly and plays the harmonica. He was proud of his daughter, the jeweler and we contracted her, Sasha Samuels, to make Dorothy and my wedding rings. Many friendly people visited me and this painting sold off the easel. But there is much in the language of landscape in this one as well. The bare trees sharing the space with falling cherry blossoms means that this scene spans more than a moment. From youth to elder, winter changing to spring, this painting is really about the transitions in life we all go through.



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