Ronald Ginther’s watercolors are a rare visual document of the Depression years in the Seattle area. Ginther painted events he experienced in jails, homeless camps and demonstrations. I’m not sure how much he drew on the spot, but his works sure carry a level of emotion only a witness could convey. They remind me a little bit of Goya’s Disasters of War.
(Tip of the hat to my sketcher pal in Spokane, Don Walls, for introducing me to Ginther’s work.)