|Summer Creek - Oil / 20X20; Artist Randall David Tipton|
This is my birthday / Christmas present - for the next two years. It is an original painting by one of my favorite contemporary landscape artists, Randall David Tipton.
I've been cyber-stalking Randall since I lived in Michigan. After we moved to Oregon about three years ago, I discovered his work on exhibit at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach. We finally met at his open studio a few years ago.
We attended Randall's open studio again in October. I told Tim, "Now I promise not to do anything impulsive..."
The next thing I remember is waving bye to Randall and thanking him for holding this painting for me.
I justified the purchase to Tim by reminding him that I have no interest in clothes, make-up or jewelry. Well, maybe I buy a lot of art supplies, but Tim has quite the stash himself.
Anyway, when I walked into Randall's studio and saw this painting, I immediately thought "home." To me, this is quintessential northwest Oregon: wet, green, lush, beautiful.
There's no place I'd rather be...