Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Our Community:
From Pelican Point"
Oil on Canvas Panel 16"x 20" sold
First Annual Mini-Cassia Family Values Award ~ May 7, 2010
Last night was a wonderful evening for our community and for me, as an artist.
The first annual Mini-Cassia Family Values Award was presented to Leonard and Betty Martin , of Paul, Idaho. They met and were married in Rupert over 50 years ago, have built a thriving cattle business, had four children, and have added much to out community and their Trinity Lutheran Church in Rupert.
The event was sponsored the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in our area with Brother J. Craig Rowe, of the Seventy in attendance to present the award.
Many of the Martin's family and friends were there to honor them. They were thrilled and felt it a great honor.
Now for my little part.... I was selected to do a painting of our area to present to the Martin family to commemorate the event.
Susan Price asked me a few weeks ago to do it. I really enjoyed the painting though, because of uncooperative wind and weather, it was a bit difficult to get drawings and photos once we had decided on a scene representative of our community.
The painting is done from a place on the north side of the river looking toward Mt. Harrison. Susan Price skillfully drove me to the place and right to the edge of the drop to the water. While I was doing drawings Canada Geese were flying in and wading. So I included them in the painting.... the family element.
Leonard and Betty seemed pleased with it!

2 comments:

Windblown said...

Wow! That is a beautiful painting. Makes me a little homesick for the mountains. Good to have you back on here it has been awhile. :)

Blair said...

I have been away from your blog for a while but after the new posts on Facebook today, I thought I would venture to explore a little. I have to say, I have been very impressed. I especially love this work though. Idaho was never "home" to me, but every time we visited, there was a feeling of love and compassion toward us; I guess thats as much home as any other.

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