Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Print of Culver's Train Depot is on its way

Halloween is rapidly approaching. It's a magical time of year, and today's mail brought a charming Halloween card from my oldest granddaughter, Sandra - who is a delightful independent woman. This card was addressed to me as just "Grandma Esther" with our Culver street address, and was delivered pronto.

Our new windows are installed and my working studio is back in action. This morning, Ward blew our leaves into the street, and about an hour later, they were gone! Perfect timing. Thank you, Culver Street Department.

Shown above is the latest print in our "Culver Indiana Series" - Culver's Train Depot is on its way. The final scan is done. Signed and numbered prints -including a brief history of railroads in the Culver area, will soon be available. Image size will be 11" x 7" and matted prints will be 17.25" x 12.25". Price from our web site: Unmatted $33.00, Double matted $39.00. Free shipping. Check our web site for details - information will be posted there before the end of this month.

A book called "Hoosier Artists of the Twenty First Century - second edition " is being prepared for publication. The author, Mark Butterfield, has invited us to submit two paintings to include in this book and Culver's Train Depot and Uncle John's Barn have been accepted. We are keeping the barn painting ( named in honor of my father, John Scobie) for our private collection. The depot painting is now on display in our gallery and will be available for purchase.

Studio Update: Yesterday I designed a new business card using the Welcome Culver image from my painting of the Welcome Culver sign at the north edge of Culver. This new card includes our blog site address.

On a sunny day early last week, camera in hand, Ward and I went to the Culver Academy campus to take photos of Gignilliat Hall. We are considering this as the subject for the next painting in our Culver Academy series. Alas, a big, wide, beautiful tree blocked the view that I wanted to paint. We will be there again in a few days after more of the leaves have fallen and we can sight through that huge tree. My fingers are itching to paint that building surrounded by fall foliage


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