I’m excited to give an update on the collaboration of paintings my grandpa and I started. We were having such a good time making slow-cooker meals every Wednesday when Covid-19 hit so we thought of a different way to have some fun, and here we have it!
I start with the under drawings with pencil on canvas and then my grandpa paints with acrylic. Many of the preliminary drawings are inspired from old black and white photographs, and then my grandpa adds color and a lot of details from his own memory for the final paintings.
The paintings you see here are of the house he grew up in, the family barn he helped build, the house my grandma lived and grew up in, in Peever, SD, the house he lives in now, the house my mom grew up in, in South Minneapolis and a couple of local spots.
The series is inspired by the book my grandpa wrote about his life, Remembering and Rambling On. We are working on new paintings as I type this, but we completed these and varnished them in 2020.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂