Once Paul’s talents for creating pictures became well known, a large portion of his work was devoted to typing specific images at the request of the people around him.
In late 1989 and early 1990 Paul made a rendition of a painting from 1847 by John Vanderlyn known as Landing of Columbus, which was displayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
This rendition was done at the request of John Cermak of Roseburg, Oregon where Paul lived in a nursing facility. Mr. Cermak was a strong advocate of Paul’s work.
The images below show the original painting by Vanderlyn followed by snap shots of Paul’s rendition. It would be interesting to know if the order in which Paul developed his picture is similar to how an artist using pencil or charcoal would sequence their work.
The title on the final frame was almost certainly added by Mr. Cermak.