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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, December 30, 2011

Water Dipper

Water dipper at a temple's ritual purification fountain.  Late 60s.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Texaco street scene

Street scene with Texaco sign.  Tempura on paper.  Undated, but it's one of the college drawings.  This is about 10" x 12"

Monday, December 26, 2011

Flowers in a wrapped Pot (sketch)

Undated sketch of flowers in a wrapped pot.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ships on the Horizion

An oil painting.  This one reminds me of navy ships on the horizon, but you might see something very different.  MSH has this one.   This one is fairly large; I remember it as about 3' x 4'.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Still Life with Wooden Spoons

Sketch of wooden pencils in a stein.  4/29/96

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bamboo Gutter Plumbing

Gutter plumbing in bamboo.  This would have been taken in the late '60s.  Other framing photos show that this is the roof of a temple, but I can't identify which one.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Under the Bridge

Support posts under a wooden bridge.  Japan, late '60s.  I don't know what bridge this is, though it appears to be at a temple (note the torii.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blacksmithing and Welding (watercolor)

Barn with a sign saying "Blacksmithing and Welding".  Watercolor done during college.  9.5" x 13.5"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Camera (sketch)

Undated sketch of a camera.  This seems to have been done when RTH was in college.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Street in Tver (Sketch)

Street scene in Tver, Russia.  8/1/95.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sketches: Pencil Jar and Sake Cask Trio

Undated sketches.  The Pencil jar is pointilist with watercolors, and the Sake Cask and Bottles are pen and marker with watercolors.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Backlit Spider and Web

Backlit spider and web.  Presumably taken in Japan in the late '60s.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Expo 70 Light sculpture

Light sculpture at Expo '70 in Japan.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kokeshi Doll Trio (Sketch)

Three Kokeshi dolls.  They're a Japanese style of carved wooden dolls.  I suspect this was drawn from some of the dolls in KSR's collection.  Sketch in colored pencil.   The original is hanging in JLS' apartment.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Haystack Rock (sketch)

Haystack Rock, Pacific City, Oregon.   19 June, 2001.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Iron (sketch)

An electric iron.  I think this was done in college.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

USS McClusky (FFG 41)

USS McClusky (FFG 41).  4/22/1997.  MSH was stationed on the McClusky.  RTH visited while they were in port in San Diego.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stone fountain fed by Bamboo Pipe

Ritual purification fountain at a Japanese temple, fed by bamboo water pipes.  Late 60s.

Friday, November 18, 2011

House Front, Tver Russia

House Front in Tver Russia.  8/9/95

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Painter in the Park

Painter in a public park.  Japan, late 60s.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Rectory at Orknay Springs (sketch)

The Rectory, Orknay Springs, 11/11/07.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tule Field

Oil painting called "Tule Fields" in my notes, though I don't know where I found the name.  JLHS says RTH had been taking a class in Geology before he painted this.  He was very interested in the land layers and had been on several field trips out in the country.    I have this painting.  It's 48" x 58".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flowers in a Vase (Painting)

Flowers in a Vase.  Tempura on Paper.  This is about 12" x 20".  It was painted while RTH was in College.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweeper by a Bridge

Old man cleaning the surface of a stream.  I don't know the story behind this picture, but it seems characteristic.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ice Cream -- Blue Ink

Container of Ice Cream in blue Ink and Black marker.  undated

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Preparation (sketch)

The Preparation.  17 May 1997.  From a series of sketches of wedding locations that RTH gave as wedding presents.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spiderweb, obliquely

A sunlit oblique look at a spiderweb.  Japan, late 1960s.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Barn and Wagon (watercolor)

A simple watercolor of a barn and wagon.  The lines have bled a little, but it's still nice.  Undated.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stone Lantern under leafy Tree

Yet another Stone Lantern.

Italian Square (sketch)

This is a photo of a (signed) sketch.  It looks like an Italian square to me.  I don't have a copy of the sketch, but the photo seems like it was taken around 1960.  I'm not sure where RTH would have been traveling at that time.  It's possible that it was drawn from a photo.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mt Fuji from Hayama

A view of Mount Fuji as seen from the house where we lived in Hayama.  I recognize the spire at the bottom as part of the Hayama Marina (where we lived for a few months when we first arrived in Japan.)  I think we lived in Hayama in 1968.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hasselblad (sketch)

Sketch of a Hasselblad camera.  Undated, but it's definitely one of his earlier works from college or around that time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ships at Sea

Abstract of ships at sea.  This was RTH's first oil painting done with a palette knife.  It represents "a feeling he had while on watch on the ship at sea in early morning."  The original is 3' x 4'.  I have it hanging in my living room.   This one is pretty popular: RWH has an almost-full-size copy on display, and KSR has a smaller copy up as well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lakeside Peaks of Otter Lodge (sketch)

Lakeside sketch at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, Virginia.  February 1997.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Flowers in a Bottle (sketch)

Undated sketch of flowers in a bottle.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Reflections on the side of a glass building.  I always thought this photo had been taking in New York City on a trip to visit the UN, but it's collected with a group of photos from Japan's Expo 70, so that's where I now think it was taken.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ivy at Table Edge

Drawing in ink of an ivy plant.  One of the works RTH did in college.  The paper is crinkled, so it was hard to get a clean scan.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bamboo windscreen on sand dune

This style of bamboo fence was often used in Japan as a snow fence, but I don't remember seeing them at the beach.  In any case, it was clearly in need of maintenance.   Late 60s.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blue Flower and Bottle (Sketch)

Flower in a Bottle, sketched in blue ink.   Undated.

Friday, September 23, 2011

House with Boat (sketch)

Sketch in blue ink and marker of a house and an off-shore boat.  Undated.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Overhead Slide Projector (Sketch)

Sketch of an overhead slide projector.  4/22/96.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rectilinear Sculpture (Expo 70)

Light Sculpture with gray clouds.  I think this was at Expo 70.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Russian Mall Interior

Google's image search identifies this as the GUM mall in Moscow.  
RTH was in Moscow in August of 1995.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Deschutes River (Sketch)

Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon.  7 July 2001.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Children Painting

Japanese children painting in a public park.  

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ocean Waves (painting)

Oil Painting of ocean waves.   Thanks to EWR for the improved image.  As I recall, this was over RTH's main work desk at Terra Uchi.  KSR has it at present.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Zushi House 1966-1968

This is the house we lived in the first time we lived in Zushi, from 1966 to 1968.  This view shows the wisteria vine that showed up in an earlier photo. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Exposed Tenement Building Face

I think this was taken in 1978 or so.  We're looking a the remaining building after the building that used to occupy the lot RTH shot from was demolished.  There were apparently some openings in the firewall between the buildings, and they've been covered up with plywood.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Locomotive Wheel

Locomotive wheel.  From a set of photos of heavy machinery and mechanisms.  Taken around 1968, in Japan.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flowers in a vase (Sketch)

Flowers in a vase.  dated 4/15/97.  I like the way RTH concentrated on 
the background and drew minimal details of the flowers themselves.

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