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.  

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