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Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer

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In the first of this two part program, Sarah joins an expert fly fisherman by the Davidson River in North Carolina where he demonstrates the art of catching trout using different methods of casting. Roger uses oils to begin a large painting of a mountain stream with a fisherman.

In part 2 of this two part program, Sarah watches an expert as he creates one of the many types of flies used in fly fishing. Using oils, Roger puts the finishing touches on his painting of the mountain stream.

Sarah visits the studio of a North Carolina guitar and ukulele maker who explains how he chooses the shape and the wood for each project then demonstrates the construction process of his fine instruments. Roger uses acrylics and oils to paint a portrait of the craftsman laboring at his workbench.

Sarah travels to South Carolina to visit a bee keeper who shares his system of collecting honey, separating it from the wax, and caring for the colony. The jar of honey Sarah brings home becomes the subject for Rogers next painting. Using oils on canvas and special lighting, Roger creates a still life of the jar of golden honey glowing with sunlight.

Sarah heads North to Grand Portage, MN and learns how an Ojibwe tee pee is constructed using birch bark. She steps inside to see how the interior space is designed for comfort and livability. Roger sets up his easel to create a painting of the birch bark tee pee in the fading afternoon light on the shores of Lake Superior.

Sarah explores one of the world's most productive copper mines in Butte MT at the "World Museum of Mining". She hears about old time mining days from a retired miner and enters one of the tunnels with a guide to experience what it was like to work by candlelight. Roger finds a weather worn drilling truck and sets up his easel to begin painting on location before the rain starts.

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