A little Adirondack decorating here and there like flannel shirts, a taxidermy fish, pics of the sportsmen in our family . . .
. . . and now the latest--a gallery! There's just something about a large group of paintings/pictures on a wall that appeals to me and all of these are landscapes.
My maternal grandfather, Stan Bower (1888-1965), was the artist in the family. This photo was taken at his mother's summer place in Arkville, NY, a small town in the Catskill Mountains. Just last week after I enhanced the image I noticed that huge house in the background. Could that have been the family getaway? Hmmm . . .
This is one of the many paintings he did in the early 1920s while visiting his mom.
Mostly landscapes . . .
. . . and lots of trees.
So it is no surprise that . . .
. . . his oil paintings (the dark ones) are the focus of my gallery :) I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I did the initial layout on our table trying to space things out. After I hung them all I filled in a few empty spaces at the bottom with paintings that were done by my paternal grandmother, Maud Davis :)
All in all it was a challenging but fun project considering the different sizes, framed, not framed, etc. but it all worked out.
I'll be back on Tuesday to post my June mini. See you then!
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