The first stop for this round of the Art in Embassies program pickup was this morning – my house. The two men will be adding more works to the truck as they work their way across the northern USA, on their way to New York City. Once in NY, the paintings will be crated and shipped to their assorted US Embassies around the world.
The man in the truck is finishing the paperwork for my paintings. He then wrapped and packed each one of them into a custom carton he prepared in the back of the truck. My paintings are going to Tel Aviv, Israel, where they will be on exhibition for two and a half years. Click here to see the paintings.
afternoon in the Teanaway valley (click images to enlarge)
Yesterday I returned to a favorite painting spot on the sunny side of the mountains. It had been three years and two days since I was last here. The weather was beautiful, just like my last trip, and the trees still wore most of their fall colors.
I had returned with one of the same painting friends as my last trip, Ned Muller. I thought of Bill, who had joined us on our my trip to the Teanaway valley in October 2008. As I painted in the field above, I recalled many past painting trips with Bill and could hear his advice as I painted. With Ned and Bill Teanaway valley in October 2008.
Wm F. Reese, July 10, 1938-June 16, 2010, internationally renowned painter and sculptor, author, teacher and dear friend.