The first painting I saw was a large fall scene of Tumbledown Mountain. I can't find a photograph of that painting at the moment.
The painting below was hanging behind the living room couch. This lighting isn't the best, but it was a large western (3' x 5') Unfinished, but still very beautiful. Ed was an illustrator in the 1930's - 1940's and painted landscapes on location well into his 80's. More on that for another time.
The family of artists also included Ed's cousin, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Ed's son Aiden LaSalle.
I decided to do a research project on the family of artists as a Christmas Present for Julie and the people I met on that journey and the art they shared with me enriched my life more than I could ever imagine. Subjects for other posts later.