Posted 10 years ago
It is 8 inches by 11 inches. The woman hanging clothes is 1/4 inch long! So how long are the socks on the clothesline! He started it in early 1970's and finished it around 1981. The farm has now disappeared, buildings collapsed. He lived on and off with me and stayed with other friends of mine. I never asked him his last name or for money for food or rent. He just had cows left to paint. He spent many days sitting in fields watching cows before he painted. He was deeply religious but never talked or pushed it on people. We made wine together, 85% blackberry and 15% cabernet. 3 carboys or about 65 bottles, it was good. He took the painting to the trendy artist town of Mendocino. They let him enter, a lot of No. Calif. artist with reputations. He took 1st place! He told me about how his dad and him looked and found gold, a lot of gold when he was younger. I left for Costa Rica and I heard he went to look for gold. He had gold fever! He knew I liked the painting and wanted me to have it, or first choice. I told him I would give him $600. and he was happy. I will take it to County Museum and find out who use to live on that beautiful farm.