The Art of Jean Groberg

"Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

 Danny Kaye   

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Empty Johnsville Store - For Sale
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Aspen at Frazier Falls -For Sale
Mohawk Valley Barn - Sold
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Along the Gold Lake Highway - Sold
Clio General Store - Sold
Weighted Gate - Feather River Park-Sold
Mohawk Valley - Sold
Mohawk Footbridge - Sold
Graeagle -Sold
-> Barber Chair at Mohawk Bar -sold
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Barber Chair at Mohawk Bar -sold
<<- Previous ImageThis image is used in the gallery Feather River Country. 


We were on vacation up in the Feather River area of Plumas County, California in 1972 when I found this tattered barber chair in a rustic redwood cabin used as a public cocktail bar. The chair and a few empty beer cases were stored in the little entrance hallway and all customers passed this stuff as they entered and stumbled by it again on their way out.
I didn't have my sketchbook with me on that first day so I found a used paper plate, one of those limp ones with the fluted edge, and made a preliminary sketch. I still have that paper plate sketch taped into a sketchbook.
With the permission of the owner, I set up my easel in the small hallway in the morning hours when bar business was quiet. The first day I made great progress on the canvas. The next day I came in the afternoon. When the workmens pickup trucks started filling the parking lot about 4 p.m., I knew it was time for me to go back to our rental cabin. Sold

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