The Back Door is Open…

Spring is finally here…the tree peony is opening!  Certainly the queen of this garden…

Live in the moment we read everywhere…and the moments delight us, amaze us, amuse us and sadden us ..which I guess is the point?  The moments ARE the life?  In a strange way maybe that’s what blogging is about for me…grabbing a few moments and remembering them…here are some from the last two weeks around here…the saddest moment was saying goodbye to the beautiful, articulate, funny, thoughtful and sometimes wicked Phyllis Johanson…here with Eunice Parsons and then with her husband George.  She was always inquisitive about what was happening in the world and WHY?  I loved her…

Last week we went to the Portland Art Museum to see the northwest galleries and were delighted to see two beautiful paintings by our old friend Carl Hall who painted the Willamette Valley like nobody else…(this is a gouache and covered with glass…hence the bad photo)

and then we ran across this pair of paintings of the coast…

Louis Bunce (Roger Hull, “Louis Bunce: Dialog with Modernism,”  2017)

and Carl Hall (Roger Hull,  “Eden Again:The Life and Art of Carl Hall,”  2001)

(check out these people on the beach!)

but truly I got the very biggest kick out of this…as I went up to look at the Myra Albert Wiggins photo (Myra Wiggins a Salem native, early photographer, member of the Photo Secession, subject of some early research by me in 1975)  and whoa!  R curated a show of Myra’s work at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and has written about her work over the years…and how very nice to see his name in a label!

then this very sad Michael Brophy painting (with echoes of Carl Hall).

an atypical Amanda Snyder painting…

Going up and down in the elevator though, I discovered a force field…thoughts about northwest art???

or maybe just…

We had a few days at the beach…

 

I did a lot of work at the studio…getting ready for the May SAG show in Salem

finished the second bow-tie rescue quilt…one last year, one this year…

Natalie delivered this little portrait I bought so our mantel has Natalie Laswell, Jeanne Drevas, Harry Widman, Kristin Kuhns

we played a game…

and we learned that if you are going to put on a show you HAVE to have the right supplies…

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Love, love, love your blogs. I feel as if I were there with you and Roger. Reconnecting with you has expanded my horizons. Keep the stories coming. Love from your cuz. MEM

  2. Toppenish, WA…………….don’t hear that name often….rang a bell with me, as “uncle” Andrew Vincent did a mural for their post office there..and we drove over from Seattle to see it….was “peach season” and my mom got a bushel of them, to can,,,,(and isn’t that a strange word to use for “food preservation”)upon our return home…….Lovely way to start one’ day………………..thanks, you’re a Hull-lot-of-news and fun..Nadine

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