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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

#15 "Miner's Hat Restaurant" -Sheryl Hawkins

When I was growing up, we used to go to see my grandparents in Kellogg, Idaho almost every year. This little roadside restaurant- The Miner's Hat- was at the exit we took off of the highway. We thought it was the coolest thing, a giant hard hat with an equally giant miner's lamp. The restaurant closed, and it became a real estate office, but retained its unique shape.
I painted this watercolor from a vintage photo from about 1955. I love old photos and postcards, and definitely enjoyed painting this. It brought back a lot of childhood memories.

Watercolor

5 comments:

Bronson Hill Arts said...

It's so nice to revisit the good memories of childhood. It's even nicer to be able to visually share that memory. Lovely work, Sheryl. Thanks for the memory.

-Barb

Claire M said...

This is a lovely painting - I can picture the shape of the building very well. What a pleasant memory too!

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Elva Paulson said...

What a quaint building. I feel as thought I'm driving up to it. Great!

Kelly said...

I love, love, love those old cars! What a great idea...bringing your memories to life.