One of the many benefits of trying to clean out our basement is that I’ve uncovered a lot of Russell’s artwork.
For a year or so, Russell used our basement as a studio, and if he felt like creating some art on the walls, he just did it. Since he’s left home, the artwork has been covered up by the other things we’ve stored down there.
Now, as we are trying to get rid of the clutter and moving out the debris, we’re happily discovering that terrific artwork anew. It’s like removing cheap linoleum tiles and finding beautiful wood flooring underneath.
The portrait at right was painted directly onto the side of the stairs leading down into the basement.