In memory of Dick Hibbert (1933-2010), I am posting selections from his art. He painted in oil, was an avid photographer, did watercolors, and sketched in pencil, ink, and charcoal.   You can send me email by addressing it to my first name at mydruthers.com. --Chris

Friday, July 30, 2010

Breakwater, Rough Seas


I'm guessing this image was taken at the Hayama Marina.  We lived at the Marina Hotel for a few months in 1966 shortly after we arrived in Japan, and later lived on a hillside overlooking the Marina.

Added: JLH tells me this was actually taken in Zushi, not far from where we lived in 1967.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

13th Century Church, Gorodnya, Russia

13th Century Church, Gorodnya, Russia.  8/2/95

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lantern and Torii

Lantern and Torii.  Taken at Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Japan.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rainy day crowd--Expo 70

Rainy day crowd at Expo '70.  The hats were provided by a sponsor, and made more sense on sunny days.   The crowds at Expo '70 were some of the largest I have ever experienced.

The negative for this image is 8" x 8".  I'm not sure how it was produced.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bottles (Sketch)

Bottles, 10/20/95.  Sketched in Portland Oregon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stone Lanterns

Stone Lanterns at a temple in Japan.  Probably taken in the late 60s.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Zushi Beach

Zushi Beach, sometime in the late 60s.  My recollection is that the beach was always this crowded on nice summer weekends.  (It's one of the nearest beaches to Tokyo.) We lived less than 50 yards from the beach.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fredricksberg Berry Plain

Fredricksberg, Berry Plain, 1/12/96.  I haven't found any reference to a Berry Plain, near Fredricksburg VA.  Possibly "Strawberry Plain", the site of a civil war battle.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rice Paddies in the woods

Rice paddies in a wooded area.  A scanned slide.  Notice the drying rice stalks in the lower left.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Japanese Village

Monday, July 12, 2010

Old Shoes

Old Shoes.  Pencil sketch.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rice Paddies awash

Friday, July 9, 2010

Red Bridge

Red wooden bridge at Nikko.  From a slide.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brunelleschi Tower (blue sketch)

Brunelleschi tower, Florence Italy.  7/5/94.  Blue ink.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stacked Pottery

This is another photo that RTH made enlargements of several times.  I'm pretty sure this is from a trip we took to a pottery factory at Mashiko, but we did visit other factories.  (I cropped the image and repaired one blemish.)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stone building-watercolor

JLH has this hanging in her apartment.  I didn't realize it was by RTH until I was photographing all of his art and noticed the signature.  It's the most detailed and colorful of his watercolors that I've found.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Woman crossing stone courtyard

This is a scan of a large (8" x 10") negative.  I don't know how RTH produced such a large negative.

Friday, July 2, 2010

teapot and Kokeshi doll

Sketch in ink of a teakettle and kokeshi doll.  I really like this because of the clarity of the perspective it displays without using any lines.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stone Lantern

This is a stone lantern at a temple in Japan.   It's from a collection of slides that RTH would show as a travelogue.

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