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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Persimmon leaves (Painting)

This is an oil painting (29" x 36"), which we have hanging in our house.  It is based on the persimmon tree in the yard of the house where we lived in Zushi from 12/66 to 2/68.  I have a slide that looks very similar to this image, though RTH intended the painting to be seen as an abstract representation of fall colors.  We have a large persimmon tree here, so it doesn't feel at all abstract to me.

I don't remember the persimmon trees in Japan, but I do remember that persimmons were common in Japanese folk tales, playing about the same role as apples in western stories.

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