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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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Two Thatched Roofs

Two thatched roofs.  Taken in Japan in the late 60s.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Worn Wood Grain

Worn wood grain.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

House in the Woods

This is from a collection of works recently discovered by JLH, which were done by RTH between about 1958 and 1960.  Tempura on paper.  Signed "Dick Hibbert" on the edge of the page.  10" x 16"

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tatami Room with Snowy view

This seems a very pleasant view to me, but I almost missed it.  The negative was very dark, and I'm surprised how well Picasa does at brightening up a nearly hidden scene.  Clearly Japan, late 60s.  I'd guess the room is in a riokan (inn) or restaurant.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Japanese City (Abstract Painting)

An abstract painting based on streets and buildings in a Japanese city.  MSH has this one.  29" x 36".

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweeping a Cobbled Courtyard

Woman sweeping a cobblestone courtyard.  I'm pretty sure this is at a temple in Japan, but I can't identify it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Spider in a Half-Completed Web

RTH often took photos of spiders and their webs, though they seldom come out very clearly.  This one came out particularly well.  It was taken in Japan.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Giant Teapot

RTH taught photography courses while we were in Japan, and often took his classes out to wander around.  On one trip, they saw this giant teapot in a store window.  I don't know who is in the picture.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dancing Shoes

RTH and JLH took a cruise around South America in February, 2007.  RTH filled a sketchbook on the trip.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Silhouettes of New Vases

Taken at a pottery factory in Mashiko, Japan.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bonsai at Flower show

One of several bonsai on display at a show.  Some had awards, so it was apparently a competition.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Japanese Playground Swing

This kind of swing was fairly common in Japanese playgrounds.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dignan's Cottage (Sketch)

Dignan's Cottage, Tierra Del Mar, Oregon.  10/17/1995.

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