I went to college in Oklahoma at a small liberal arts university that has sense closed its doors. While it is gone, I am forever connected to the Sooner State and have many friends there. Today I’ve been able to talk to some — most got in touch after they emerged from storm shelters. A friend who ranches near Fairview had damage but was glad her family was all fine. She pointed us to a video by someone else in her community of the tornado that was so close to her ranch in the Fairview area. My thoughts are with them and others who are coming up to find the weather has changed their communities.
To mark this, I pulled a photo of a painting of my former home state by John W. Randolph who taught me painting while I was in college. He was an incredible man who I usually simply called Randolph. I remember his incredibly devious smiles & eyes/eyebrows that gave him away. God I miss John Randolph! I hope all our friends and yours are safe & sound!
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Mrs. Cox says
Beautiful painting. I can’t imagine….I hope true calm is on the horizon for those enduring the storms.
Ditto. Hope they all get back on their feet, dust themselves off and start all over again as they say! It’s a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.
Tom @Introducing Mr. Cool says
What a wonderful Post you have shared with us. The picture and your teacher is totally inspiring. Have a great day. Following you.
Rob martin says
I would like to share more paintings by our friend John WRandolph
Janice Person says
do you have some photos of them? If so, I’d be glad to include more on my site. Love that man & his art!