Friday, January 2, 2009

And More Wall Art





I seem to have a theme going here. This stunning 9' x 6.5' painting entitled "Willamette Valley View" by April Waters adorns a wall in the C.O.M. building at the Salem Hospital complex, where we spent a few hours of New Years Eve. It gets worse--we rang in the new year in the ER! My husband this time. Thankfully he is doing well.

13 comments:

washaw said...

Stunning scene the artist has captured on such a small canvas. Thanks for the great capture and sharing it.

Lois said...

Sorry to hear about your ER visit. Glad your husband is OK! This painting is very beautiful.

Al said...

I hope everything works out with your husband.

I've always had difficulty taking pictures of pictures. This one of yours looks great though. Did you not use a flash? Or did the flash just happen to hit the sunny spot of the painting so that a viewer can't tell?

angela said...

When I saw this in the thumbnails I thought your snow had miraculously disappeared..great capture.

So sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he's recovered and safely back home..

Jilly said...

I saw this on the portal and thought 'it's art' and so it is! So sorry to hear about your husband's ER visit and trust that's all over and won't ever return. Sometimes a warning is good - it can be dealt with and won't come back again!

JM said...

Jill, you have some amazing pics on this page I haven't seen yet!
My best wishes for 2009!

mkhansen said...

I, too, thought immediately that this scene would make a great painting when I saw the thumbnail. It's stunning. And a good ER choice.

I sincerely hope all will be well with your husband.

Boise Diva said...

Healing thoughts going to your hubby!

Tash said...

Oh, Jill - I am so glad your husband is doing OK & hope the rest of the year is full of health and happiness for you and your family.
I've enjoyed all your art photos - I also found very good interesting art at doctor's offices & hospitals. This one is larger than life in your photo & I will look up the artist. Take good care.

Tash said...

PS - I hope you saw your post on the portal. It looks amazing.

Hilda said...

LOL, looks like I'm not the only one who got fooled in the portal. It's a fantastically real painting.

I'm glad your husband's doing well, and I hope he gets even better soon.

jill said...

Thanks everyone. Your visits make my day!

Al -- I did not use the flash. The light is actually coming from a recessed ceiling light just above the painting. The EXIF says I used 'auto', and though the little icon that tells me to open the flash comes on, I don't. (I use a Canon S5 IS). It is handheld, so I do use the shutter delay thingy, set to 2 seconds and hold my breath.

Al said...

I use the same camera. I took a few hundred pictures at museums in Europe this summer and am only happy with a few of them. The lighting just wasn't good enough in most cases. It looks like you had good enough lighting here or just a steadier hand than I.