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and issues being painted here at Bevil Studio.

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SUNDAY. MAY 15. 9:30 PM

GOT MY EYE ON GREETINGS FROM MAINE

Okay, 3 GFA issues are painted, and while Janice is just now beginning to write the articles for the 3 certificate stuffers, I might have time to get Greetings From Maine painted. I'll either be sending out 3 GFA issues, or, I just might send out 4 GFA issues, the fourth issue being GF Maine. As soon as I produce one on the easel, I'll post it here. Maybe tomorrow night, or Tuesday.

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SATURDAY. MAY 14. 12:30 PM

GREETINGS FROM TENNESSEE ON THE EASEL

With Greetings From Tennessee being painted, in the next few days I'll have these 3 issues painted and will begin producing the accompanying  certificates.

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FRIDAY. MAY 13. 10:45 AM

GREETINGS FROM TENNESSEE INKED!

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With Greetings From Wisconsin and South Dakota painted, numbered and signed, GF Tennessee has moved to the easel to be painted.  I'm in the studio all day today, so I'm expecting to produce a few good-looking covers to post here later this evening. 

TUESDAY. MAY 10. 8:15 PM

GREETINGS FROM WISCONSIN PAINTED!

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Greetings From South Dakota is painted. and now I've completed Greetings From Wisconsin. You may know by now I really enjoy painting aviation-related issues. This was no exception, even down to inking all the rivets on the beautiful C-47, which flew in for a recent Airventure Oshkosh show. The Greetings From Tennessee is on the easel about to be painted. These three GFA issues, which will be soon bundled up and sent out to subscribers, all three have a good story behind their topic.  Well, I'm going to take a few steps behind me into the painting booth and see if I can paint a few covers before I retire for the evening. Look for the Greetings From Tennessee issue to be posted here in the next few days.

FRIDAY. MAY 6. 3:00 PM

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA PAINTED!

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I've utilized the Aztec airbrush here in the studio painting my cachets for over 25 years. Some years back the Aztec airbrush was discontinued, and I've been scooping up any airbrush parts on the aftermarket since. I dreaded the time I would be unable to find parts and it finally came this year. I've struggled for a few months with a new airbrush line, as well a a new line of paints, and I am finally now feeling confident to move forward with it.  

So long to my old friend, the Aztec airbrush. With it I probably painted over 100,000 cachets.

Greetings From South Dakota is painted, awaiting the certificates. In researching South Dakota's contribution to the USA, I hesitated to focus on Sturgis, mainly because, well, it's not really an event you want to submerse your family in. Still, Sturgis truly is an amazing event that boggles the mind with its history, size, and of course, the "flavor" of the event and the attendees. Just imagine a town of 5,000 overtaken by about a half million bikers.  Oh my. 

I'm now about to begin painting Greetings From Wisconsin. While the town in Wisconsin isn't overrun by 1,000s of bikers, it's small airport for one week out of the year becomes the world's busiest airport. Oshkosh!

Tom says,

Hope I am on your list. Very much want the last 11. Beautiful & innovative.

Kendal Says,

Tom, I think you're spot on with your thoughts. When I first tackled this set, my ambition was to not put out there another set of the 50 states with the predictable topics, being state flowers, birds, ect. Once I landed on the idea of searching out something unique each state has contributed, whether it be a food, an invention, a restaurant chain, anything, I went with it. It's turned into a great set that has become enjoyable to collect and read.

Frank says,

Was a very pleasant surprise to receive your email. Thought you may have joined Judge Crater and Jimmy Hoffa. For those of us who do not collect the “Greetings” series, when can we expect to see your works of art for the commemorative backlog? Again, good to see you back among the “living”

Kendal Says,

Hey Frank. Good to be visiting with you after such a long while. Yes, I'm still in the land of the living. Presently I must stay focused on completing the Greetings From America set, as I had these cancelled in 2002, and subscribers have been waiting far beyond what they should have. I've considered slipping in a few current commemorative issues, but I'm resisting at this point. Hang in there, and let's see how soon I can finish this present race.

 

Ray says,

 Hi, Kendal . . . I know that I speak for everyone in the hobby when I say that it's so, so great to see you back. You were greatly missed. And I greatly look forward to the continuation of the Greeting from American set. Keep up rockin'

Kendal Says,

Thanks Ray! I struggled a little bit getting back in, with the different paints and airbrush, but I'm up and going now. 

 

Jerry says,

Glad to see you painting.

How soon can I get the Greetings from Wisconsin issue?

Kendal Says,

I believe I'll have these 3 issues complete with certificates in the next 2 weeks. Janice will then pack them up, send them out to subscribers, after which they can be collected by general collectors. You're on my E-Card list, so you'll get notified. 

Robby says,

Kendal, what about Greetings From Maine? I thought you were about to paint it?

Kendal Says,

I got side-tracked. Another issue caught my attention, or something like that. Anyway, I'll now be painting the GF Maine issue next month.

Ron says,

Thank you for working on the Greetings from America series. This is such a beautiful collection to date. The remaining 11 will complete a collection that will be a tribute to you personally. Your work will always be right on top of the list.

Kendal says,

Thanks Ron. Now let's complete the set!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

TUESDAY. MARCH 1. 8 PM

GREETINGS FROM MAINE IS INKED

AND READY TO PAINT!

I've designed and inked the Greetings From Maine issue and it's next in line to be placed on the easel here in Bevil Studio. I live in duck hunting country, here on the eastern edge of Texas, on the coast, 30 minutes west of Louisiana. No really beautiful beaches here, but a lot of marsh. And many here are avid duck hunters. A few weeks ago after doing the research for this issue, a noticed a lady friend wearing a pair of Bean Boots. 

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SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 6. 8 PM

READY TO PAINT

GREETINGS FROM WISCONSIN

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Osh Kosh Fly In is the largest and truly the most spectacular and amazing annual airshow in existence. Plane enthusiasts from around the world fly in with aircraft from all genres; military, seabirds, experimentals, and the sheer volume of aircraft flying in makes this small-town airport, during the fly-in, the busiest of any of the largest international airports.

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One of the great contributions and crowd-pleasers at Osh Kosh are the military aircraft, especially the World War Two aircraft. Here, spectators are affectionately nestled for the day around a Douglas C-53 Sky Trooper, which I chose to grace the Greetings From Wisconsin issue.

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