The Milk Run in Gem Valley, 1985


11x14, acrylic on canvas
Collection of Mrs. Marion Pack Dimond

This is a painting from an historical photograph of Mardean and her mother, Orpha Izatt, at a neighbor's ranch. It was a favorite of Karen Dimond and she wanted it painted in color. It was a fun piece to paint--all the gray wood. I submitted it to the L. D. S. Church competition. It passed the first jury but did not make it to the final exhibit.

When I painted it. I had finished everything but the face of the woman. Marge was concerned that I would not make it right and spoil the painting. I really just painted Marge's portrait as she looks so similar to her grandmother and it all came out okay.

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