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

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jennie on a Bridge


I'm not sure where this was taken.  Clearly Japan in the late 60s.  JLH on a bridge.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cobbled Street with manhole cover


I think this was taken in Philadelphia or Providence around 1978.  RTH was always interested in textures, and there are several jumbled together here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nikon: sketch

Simple sketch of a camera RTH knew very well.  In this case, the pointilism isn't just for shading; the camera body actually had a stippled texture.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Terraced Slope


Rice paddies on a terraced slope.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bridge at the Itsukushima Shrine


This bridge is at the Itsukushima Shrine, on Miyajima Island, in Japan.  This is the shrine with the famous floating torii.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vase and Chopsticks; sketched in red ink


Vase and Chopsticks, Red Ink.  Undated

Monday, August 16, 2010

Moss-covered Stone Lantern


Moss-Covered stone lantern.  Scanned from a slide.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Steaming Tea Kettle

This has to be one of RTH's favorites.  I've seen more variations of it than any other.  They're always formatted vertically as this one is.  I have the negative now, and got the story from JLH.   The photo was taken around 1956 while he was on assignment in Tokyo for the Navy.  When he developed the film, he forgot that he had used a larger size of film than usual and didn't use enough of the developer.  When the negatives came out, only this portion of the image was developed.  Apparently he got the important part of the shot!  
JLH and MSH have (different) copies.  RTH had an enlargement hanging in his dressing room at Terra Uchi.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Still Life: fat vase and paper towel roll



Fat vase, paper towels and carved stone eggs.  Ink, charcoal, and pencil.  Notice all the varieties of shadings used here.  (If you click on the picture, you can get a larger view.)  February 1995.  (signed along the edge of the placemat in the drawing.)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

drying rice stalks after harvest


After the rice harvest, the rice stalks are saved and dried for making tatami floors and other purposes.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Rice Terraces


Scanned from a negative.  RTH always liked pictures that show interesting textures.  I like the juxtaposition of the regularly planted rice with the crops on the nearby hillsides, separated by wild growths.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Manette Bridge, Bremerton, Washington


According to JLH:
This was painted while we lived in Bremerton, Washington, from July through November, 1955.  This was the view from our third floor walkup apartment on Highland Street.  It is the Manette Bridge, over a portion of the Puget Sound.
She has it hanging in her apartment now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bonsai


This image was scanned from a slide.  I like the image, but I can only guess at the context.  It looks like an entry in a Flower Arrangement contest.

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