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J.P. Patches and Gertrude Painting Set

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love J.P. Patches and Gertrude.

The iconic clowns were a part of most Seattle kids mornings back in the 1960, 70s and 80s. I've painted J.P. plenty of times but it's been awhile. It was time.

I was fortunate to have spent some time with both J.P. (Chris Wedes) and Gertrude (Bob Newman) in the late 90s/Y2K era. Chris used to come into the place I worked for a drink occasionally. Also, my employer would pay JP and Gertrude to show up to Halloween festivities. Those were the days..

Even though Chris and Bob are gone, their magic remains.

I hope these paintings help them live on.


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