Displaying Paintings


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.

Adventure Date: 4-16-2021

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A sore ankle kept us from a long walk today, but we did several short walks around the park and in stores as we worked on a new important project. Since we extended our time here, we now have four weeks to work on projects.

Over the last few months we have disposed of several dozen paintings that were bad or just not finished because they were not working out. Our current guess is that the number of them are in the range of 75. Then this morning something, and we do not recall what, caused us to sort through the fifty or so paintings that we still have. They were spread out on the kitchen table to sort into something manageable.

After a little culling and lots of thinking, the OFM finally realized he would no longer be embarrassed if some of his work was displayed in the Castle. So that little project got started. Safely storing paintings in the Castle has always be a bit of a problem.

A good bit of time was spent trying out the paintings in one place or another. One place that seems to be pretty good is above the rear dinette seat. Here is what a preliminary arrangement looks like.

We have the wall behind the sofa that will handle about 3-4 more paintings for display. And suddenly it was 1800 and supper time. Supper tonight is a BBQ-ed chicken breast sandwich and a serving of baked beans. Lawler's serves good chicken in our opinion.

Tomorrow we hope to finish the dinette wall paintings installation. Then we can swap out paintings now and then to show the OFM Art Team efforts to visitors.

Hopefully tomorrow we can find something for trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. It does take courage to display your work, Hubby was reluctant to allow any of his paintings to be displayed. I'm pleased you have also taken that step, the paintings are beautiful.

  2. Why would you be embarrassed?...Your works look pretty swell to me, but what do I know, pictures selling for bazillion$ look like scribbles to me..
    I only stop in now & then..Keep on Having "WAY" too much fun!

  3. Those pieces of art are something you can be proud of all while having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. Good! You can see them, and other people can too, and you can have ideas about them and what to do next or do differently.