Hello, Grandpa

A PORTRAIT OF GRANDPA HILL

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I’ve finally finished and scanned a portrait of my grandfather, who was a farmer in Iowa and South Dakota. He died in November of 1973, while I was in my mother’s tummy. He was born in 1918, on March 19, literally a hundred years ago. That was the year of the deadly Spanish flu epidemic, a global catastrophe.

I have been working on images of ancestors using numerous artistic mediums. This is my first portrait with oil pastels. Pastels are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

Thanks to Path with Art for creating a space and providing supplies! One of the greatest non-profits ever.

ajh

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