A Painting by Jan Geist. Collection of Darrell Gaul, San Diego, CA
It’s touching to get letters from people as they learn of my sister Jan’s passing. Darrel Gaul, an old family friend, and high school classmate of Jan’s sent a snapshot of a painting Jan gave to Darrell and his wife for their wedding decades ago.
On the wall entering my bedroom â€“ to this day, I have her wedding gift to Sherri and I â€“ a gorgeous painting, in miniature, of beautiful flowers in a tiny vase. Her generosity and creativity I am sureâ€¦ continued to her familyâ€¦ and Mom.
I doubt anyone has any idea how many of these miniatures Jan painted in acrylic and sold at craft sales or simply gave away, always beautifully framed. I have several myself.
Do you have a painting Jan did?
If you do, would you please take a snapshot of it and e-mail it to me.
Getting a good shot
- It is better back away from the art and zoom in all the way to fill the camera’s frame with the whole painting than to get in close to the painting. There will still be plenty of detail.
- If using camera-flash, shoot at a slight angle away from straight-on (slightly to the left or right, and perhaps a little above. This will reduce glare.) E-mail me the picture, and I will digitally straighten it back out and post it here.
- Please send the full-resolution picture rather than scaled-down, if you can.
There is a whole new website created at www.JanGeist.com where all these things and more will now reside. Visit and read the memories people have written, and add one or more whenever you wish to. It is a growing, evolving site.