Developing talents

Hobbyist Gerald Karnes focuses on photography and woodcarving.

When Gerald Karnes was 16, he borrowed his sister’s Kodak camera to take along to summer camp. Seven decades later, Gerald is still taking and sharing photographs.

This fall, visitors to our annual Soup Supper could purchase cards featuring some of Gerald’s colorful nature scenes. They included a cardinal among the flowers in his yard, a monarch butterfly landing on a sunflower, and other sights from right around his home and church. Gerald donated the proceeds of his sales to the Good Samaritan program at Salina Presbyterian Manor, where he and his wife, Charlene have lived since 2015.

“It’s all trial and error. I try something and make a note for the next time,” Gerald said.

Once he retired, Gerald sought out opportunities to develop his photography skills. He took classes with a retired local eye doctor, Dale Cole. “I bought a good digital camera. It makes a world of difference,” Gerald said. He was especially pleased with the results of his attempts to make a picture of the “supermoon” about a year ago. He shot the moon through a bare tree, keeping the branches in sharp focus with the mood visible behind.

Gerald always seems to find new forms of creative expression to try. He has been trying his hand at acrylic painting, creating seasonal and holiday-inspired quilt patterns on 12×12 canvases. He also enjoys hand-carving wood figurines using the Scandinavian flat plane method, which he learned from an artist in Lindsborg. The rough caricatures are just a few inches tall, usually made from a 1 ¾ inch block of basswood. The flat plane method – together with a very sharp knife – ensures that no sanding is required.

He entered one named “The Duffer” – a golfer – in last year’s Art is Ageless competition. However, Gerald said, “I talked a friend into putting his woodwork in — and he won.” Not to worry, Gerald is planning to enter the exhibit again this year.

We thank Gerald for not only sharing his art with our community, but for using his talents to benefit his own neighbors through the Good Samaritan program.


viagra 100mg not working, mixing meth and viagra, natural ways to produce more testosterone, best muscle booster, testosterone after 40, leg press to increase penis size, penis enlargement tipa, highest rated testosterone booster 2016, image natural male enhancement pills at walmart, can you get viagra shipped from uk to us, increase penis size naturally mens health, any male enhancement pills work, levlen ed missed 3 pills, penile exersizes, chinese men penis size, penis enlargement pump ebay, how to make your penis bigger when soft without surgery and pills, when your girl has a larger sex drive meme, what does male enhancement supplements do, folic acid penis growth, cumlouder drive by sex, when will viagra be available over thecounter, why has my sex drive been low, over the counter male enhancement pills utilize parasites in their formulas, homemade male enhancement cream, do guys have more sex drive than girl, food increase libido, what is a healthy sex drive for a 35 yr old male, viagra pharmacies, how to sex drive fast up in life, night male enhancement pills, v 3 diet pills, me 36 male enhancement, penis enlargement where to find longer rods, penis extender for small penis, vimaxxx male enhancement reviews, normal erect penis pictures, ssri that do not cause low libido, erectile dysfunction herbal treatment when viagra doesnt wort, natural roots for penis growth, penis growth supplement, how to increase size of my penis with cream permanently, why viagra price reduced, excessive sex drive quiz, will smoking weed affect my penis growth, hormonal imbalance in mens sex drive, performance male enhancement, is there any pills to last longer in bed, gnc stores male enhancement products,

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *