At this time, 1986, we were living in Edmond, Oklahoma. I love gardening and flowers. I planted a beautiful pink geranium in an older terracotta pot, and placed it on the ledge above the main sink in the kitchen. This wonderful plant greeted me every morning with such love. After being around this perfect plant, I was motivated to photograph the scene. The only light that came into the kitchen was in the early morning. It left a curious dappled look on the screens. I loved it. I took several photos from different angles, with ensuing different light. After receiving the developed slides, I decided to paint Good Morning, Hello! This is a full departure from my regular routine to do a preliminary first as a ‘half sheet’ and the final as a ‘full sheet’.

This painting is on a ‘whole sheet’ at 22.688″h x 29.982″w. It was painted on d’Arches 260 lb cold pressed paper with Winsor & Newton tube pigments, and Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Sable brushes. The heavy paper did not need any stretching. The painting was painted to show the deckle edges.

I first entered Good Morning, Hello! into the Edmond Art Association’s Juried Expo, ’86,’ where it received an Honorable Mention.

I later entered the painting and it was accepted into the “The Artists’ Laison Show at The Hank Baum Gallery” in San Francisco, California from November 3 to December 31, 1986.

In 1988, the painting was accepted into “The Kentucky Watercolor Society 11th Annual National Exhibition”, the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 9 to December 11, 1988, by Morris Shubin.

In 1989 the painting was accepted into ‘The Vistas ’89”, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2-12, 1989.

It was also accepted into “The Arizona Artists’ Guild Spring Show”, The Gold Nugget Gallery, Wickenburg, Arizona, April 13-23, 1989.

I still own this wonderful painting.

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