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16 December 2010

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Red

 
The idea of the My Town Shoot Out is to post photos of your community every Friday, and hopefully improve your photography skills. If you would like to see examples of this week's theme from other parts of the world, go here.

All pictures shot in Corvallis, Oregon.

Red: it's that time of year when you see a lot of this color that I like so well. For instance, the bulk bin candy selection is all about red and green right now.



This is Walt, owner of Schmidt's Garden Center, not far from my house. Sadly, he lost his wife a few years ago, but in his mid-80's he recently re-married.




For Christmas Walt dresses up for an open house at the greenhouse, where he proudly shows off his antique car.



  
Walt always has lots of poinsettias, which reminds me, I need to stop by today and get one. These plants are grown locally by the thousands.




Tempera painting by P. Reynolds

For a change of pace I thought I'd share a few pics from my 8th grade art class, in which we have been looking at the artist Henri Matisse.  I really loved where kids chose to paint the color red: red hair on this model.




Tempera painting by K. Bissonette

An inscrutable red and green floor.



Tempera painting by D. Swift

And a perfectly beautiful red table.


17 comments:

  1. Love that Walt pictured with his antique car!
    Christmas is almost like the Chinese New Year, plenty or red around. For the Chinese the color red is consider auspicious to welcome the new year, hence the house are decorated with anything red.

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  2. I like the combination of color white, red and green but it's the red that stand out.

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  3. Walt makes such a great Santa! He is stunning with his antique car! And love all those Matisse like paintings! Very creative and clever!

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  4. Enjoyed the talent of your students!

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  5. Great shootout, Kerry. That leaf is gorgeous!

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  6. oh, i love those "matisses". i just noticed that we both have chosen beautiful berries for headers...they are irresistible!

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  7. I love it that you featured Walt as Santa with his Antique Car and his nice Christmas Smile. How fun to have locally grown poinsettias and such a nice place to buy them! Matisse had such a brilliant eye for color and shape, and his use of Red is inspiring. Wonderful photos for the Color Red. Great ShootOut!

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  8. The photo of Walt and his antique car is a masterpiece. I love it. Your students are very talented. I love how colorful their artwork is.

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  9. Walt sounds like a great man to know! Great pictures! My favorites are your the pictures from your art class.

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  10. Love your collection or red shots.

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  11. I like the new header the best. phots of the paintings (the paintings) are great.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  12. Love your reds. And Walt with his antique car is gorgeous! Happy weekend!
    Red balls

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  13. Tell Walt to smile, he should now be happy with his new wife. Otherwise, nobody loves a sad Santa.

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  14. I see Santa is "everywhere" :) He was in my pictures too. I love those examples of students' artwork.

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  15. awesome shoot out! love the children's paintings. they are very good! the car and Santa is a fav. Merry Christmas!!

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  16. Oh, these are wonderful -- love the paintings, too!

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