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, October 29, 2010

Alligatored paint with door handle

Alligatored paint on a door frame.  This was taken in New England in 1977 or 1978

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Young Girl in Kimono

Young American girl showing off a kimono.  Around 1968, probably in the house in Zushi.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Five Pairs of Shoes

Shoes lined up at the entrance to our house in Zushi.  Since Japanese houses have tatami mat floors, it's customary to leave your shoes at the door.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Unfinished Vases at the Factory

Vases at the factory waiting to be finished and glazed.  Probably taken in Mashiko around 1969.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coudersport, PA

This is the Old Hickory Hotel in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.  7/23/1994.   It's been abandoned for a while, apparently.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Boy's Day Carp

The Japanese celebrate Boy's Day (now Children's Day) on May 5th.  It's traditional to fly a carp flag for each boy in the family, but you can see we had one for each child.  (The smallest one is pink for a girl, an American touch.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Three Women

This was heavily processed from a color slide.  There's also a B&W negative of the same women, from a different angle, but I like this scene better.  The slide had some color artifacts I couldn't clean up, but making it monochrome makes them barely noticeable.  The background stones are part of the exterior wall of a small castle.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Volga Hotel, blue ink

Volga Hotel, Tver Russia.  Sketch in Blue ink. 7/24/95

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thatched roof

Thatched roof on a small outbuilding at a Japanese temple.  I've seen this style of roof decoration several times in RTH's photos, but I don't know what the significance is.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Coiled lines on a Flagpole

Coiled lines on a flagpole.  From the negatives surrounding this one, I'm guessing it was taken in New England around 1974.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Planting Rice

Planting Rice.  The overexposure is in the negative, but RTH must have liked it this way, as I've seen an enlargement on display.  Japan, sometime in the late '60s.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Persimmon Leaves (photo)


This is a photo of a persimmon tree that was in our yard in Zushi.  RTH used it as a model for his painting of autumn leaves.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Potter Spinning a Bowl

Photo taken on one of many trips to a Japanese pottery factory.

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