Friday, September 20, 2013

Historical painting: Ann (Nancy) Johnson

Ann (Nancy) Johnson, c.1770, artist unknown,  acrylic on round 10" canvas, 2013

Historical painting that I did this past year from an original miniature portrait painting from the Canada Government library and archives. First time that I've put it in the "public eye". I've discovered that I enjoy making historical portrait paintings because they teach me so much. It's like going through time and sitting with another artist and learning his techniques and ways of painting the face. I've learned a lot from making these and it shows in my new recent work.

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