Monday, September 2, 2013

Center and Main

Watercolor on archival paper, 8" x 8"
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Across the street from my studio is an old building that houses the post office on the ground floor and above it the Masonic lodge. Sitting atop it all is this beautiful tower which marks the corner of Center and Main streets--the bustling downtown heart of mighty Union, Oregon--population 2000.

Shortly after I completed this watercolor, longtime friend and fellow artist Keith Baker came by the studio. He had tried to visit the day before, pounding in vain on the locked door at the bottom of the stairs while I remained blissfully unaware on the third floor. While waiting for an answer he had noticed and admired the tower, and when he saw my little painting the next day, he immediately bought it--thanks, Keith!

Keith writes and illustrates children's books, and they are fantastic. Check out his website:


Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

This is just lovely Don. If Keith hadn't bought it I most surely would have. I just love everything about it.

Don Gray said...

How nice of you to say that, Susan--thanks.