Works From Morris, Gould At Artists Of The Rim

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"Multnomah Falls" and a man from Masaii, Africa, have something in common.

Each is the subject of a new piece from one of the November's featured artists at Artists of the Rim Gallery.

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Donn Morris and Peggy Gould are the featured members of Artists of the Rim Gallery.

Two paintings become one in Peggy Gould's newest oil painting. The subject the 620-foot Multnomah waterfalls near the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

"It is a diptych, an artwork made up of two paintings that become one," she said.

"Country Reflections," grew around Gould's desire to incorporate an old red lantern she had at home.

While in Young one day, she took a photo of a vacant shed to hang the lantern on.

When she loaded the photo in the computer she saw the reflected farmhouse buildings in the broken glass of the shed's window for the first time.

"I thought to myself, no I know I have to paint it," Gould said.

In "Lake's Evening Light" Gould captures the moon's reflection on the deep blue waters.

Captured expressions

When Donn Morris first painted "Masaii" in watercolors, he did it on a small board.

"When (friend and fellow artist) Rock Newcomb saw it, he said, ‘Bigger'," Morris said.

Morris took Newcomb's advice and said he is happier with the result.

The inspiration for the piece came from a photo his niece took while she was in Tanzania.

In "Turistas," a jolly mariachi regales two exhausted tourists who sat on his bench.

The juxtaposition of the live, tired folks eating Popsicles and the bronze, mariachi bench sculpture made Morris stop and snap their photo to capture in watercolor.

Also new to the gallery is "White Feather," a portrait of a young Pueblo Dancer in a contemplative moment.

Reception

The reception for Morris and Gould is 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at Artists of the Rim Gallery at 408 W. Main St., Payson.

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