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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Artist at Work -- Wordless Wednesday

My grandfather, Earle K. Bishop, age about 85.


A few hours after this was posted, Carol B. Stevens of Reflections from the Fence sent me two different images of the above. In her magical way, she was able to create much sharper and nicer images of my grandfather. What a nice surprise, and thank you my friend.

10 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Oh, that's a great photo! Do you still have this painting? Is it the family house?

Carol said...

WOW, fab photo and the art looks outstanding!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you both. It was taken probably with a Brownie type camera. Anyway, Carol thank you bunches for improving upon it, and Heather, no I don't have it and he was in his back yard, with a small photo of the house, probably doing it for a friend. I had one of his beautiful house, but 15 yrs. ago, gave it to the current owners, with the stipulation that the painting always remain with the house. Owners were excited.

Nolichucky Roots said...

Grand picture, grand friend, grand gesture by you Barb.

Carol said...

Glad you like it! :-)

Greta Koehl said...

What a wonderful picture - and a great fix-up! There's a real "Norman Rockwell" feel to the photo.

dee-burris said...

What a wonderful old photo!

Yvonne said...

I love this photo!

Barbara Poole said...

I never thought this was anything special, you could see how dull it was before Carol got her hands on it. A "Norman Rockwell" feel, wow Greta thanks for that and all the other compliments ladies.

Michelle Goodrum said...

This is an incredible and special photo (and that was before Carol got her hands on it and did her magic). I think Carol has just extended its life by at least several decades.

Wow.