Just from a memory, but it is a huge memory. One cannot imagine the affect of having moved there in Fall of 1959 and living there five years. The folks left there in 1972.
This farm and buildings were probably built between the years of 1890 and 1900, in east Fresno. Other farms in this county and Madera County have that history of similar layout of the main house and tank house. The tank house was adjacent to a well and windmill in all of these locations. This ranch location was on what later became the Northwest corner of Ashlan Avenue and Temperance Avenue. These buildings have since been leveled [around 2019] and a new house sits there now. In a title search at the Fresno County Hall of Records shows that the property was twenty acres of fruit trees, in what comprised 8 lots of the Arlington Heights Tract of Fresno County. In 1912, Bradley and Wallace sold the farm to C.R. League and Martha Moffett, both of Fresno. If there were owners earlier than Bradley and Wallace, I could not find.
21.5 x 41.5 inches – Oils and Oil based enamels on latex sized cotton twill canvas. Stretched on 2 x 2 inch stretcher bars and gallery wrapped [all sides painted]. Ready to hang.
SOLD – NOVEMBER 8 – 2021 – To a farm family member in Madera Ranchos area. Sale $ undisclosed.
Fall of 2020 – This is currently in the Madera County Consortium of the Arts “Celebrating Agriculture” show of 2020, Circle Gallery, on Gateway in Madera. It is entered in the catagory of “The Human Factor.” Sale price listed at the show is $789.00. Because of the current Covid-19 conditions, Winners and showings are being shown Thursday, September 10 at 6 pm, as a ZOOM webcast for all entrants connecting to the Madera Circle Gallery and MCCA zoom link.
After being down for a couple years, and some minor things worked on, this is “up” here again in September 2022. The model is from a c1962 east coast art school photograph for figure studies.
58 x 72 inches – Oils and Oil based enamels – October 2019
Painted for the Sorensens Gallery “Nudes in November” show for November 2019. It won no awards.
It was entered and displayed at the Thursday November 7, 2019 Fresno “Art Hop” open house.
This shot above was from a phone camera and not on a tripod for exact angles. So that one can see the edges of the canvas, I didn’t want to crop off part of the painting, like the top of her head.
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58 x 91 inches – Oil and Acrylics on canvas – November 2018.
Update April 20 – 2021
NO LONGER AVAILABLE ………… As of April 2021, This painting was placed in a NEW HOME to a lady in Madera named Mary.
She was very proud of it and said that …. “It did open up will open up my family room.”
Update: May 8, 2019.
Painted for a previous a client, on my personal whim, who liked it but had several reservations, the crux of which turns out to be the size. “It is too large.” So, that is quite all right and while one cannot argue unknown points, I am reminded of the movie Amadeus and at the end of a symphony, the king told Mozart it was too long and to just … “cut out a few notes.” More later on this painting.
This oil based enamels on 48 x 38 stretched canvas was finished last month and entered into The Big Fresno Fair. It is still on display there until next week.
This for the 2015 “Black and White” show at Chris Sorenson Studio and Gallery, at south Van Ness and Railroad, Fresno, CA.
It is a battle line of the 3rd confederate Infantry Regiment in Cleborne’s Division in late 1864. It will be there all of May and is for sale. That’s the rules.