A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A portrait of a young Girl
Portrait of a young Girl 1810
Here is an example of a portrait that I just finished that will be shipped to Tin Rabbit in St. Louis, MO. I had a time photographing it because there was such a glare. Portraits like this were frequently done in the 19th century because everyone wanted to remember their loved child the way they were. There was no such thing as the 'camera' back then so likenesses were preserved by
watercolor painters, like myself!
This is just my style or way of painting, many of them were painted much more realistic, but the prized folk art piece commands big money today. My portraits are a way to have that look without spending huge dollars. Enjoy.