I returned to Colorado in my early twenties armed with survey maps and a metal detector. I found several ghost towns where I searched for treasure. I didn't find much treasure but the memories of those towns were as good as gold to me.
When I returned home in Pennsylvania I put this memory to work and created the painting Ghost Town. This is one of my oldest paintings, it wasn't good enough to sell so it still hangs in my living room in Texas. My wife and I enjoy this early memory.
Later I took instruction in watercolors from Ernest Haring in Sherman, Texas. As a member of the Southwest Watercolor Society, he taught me a great deal.
You can tell the improvement in my paintings of Key West.
Written by Edmund Fratus . . . Copyright 9/26/2017Home