Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lorraine Divine

This is a painting after the famous The White Hat by Jean Baptiste Grueze. Completed this year. It is available through the artist. kimals61@gmail.com



Friday, April 3, 2015

Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909)


Henry was an interesting chap. You can wiki him but in brief, he was a Philly lad, his father of Quaker descent and a naturalist, his mothers family was in the publishing business. He had a fascinating education from some genius guy who tutored he and his brother. He went into the publishing business and then at 22, he had a nervous breakdown, recovered, focused his interest on the study of church history of the Middle Ages and occult sciences. Later, he married his cousin and was a very productive member of society. A bit of an anarchist and rabble rouser really. Completed 2015. Available thought the artist. Contact Kim at kimals61@gmail.com.
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Anna Marie


Lately, I have been using the Library Company of Philadelphia for sourcing portraits of people as it is a consistent challenge to find proper images. They have excellent archives, online but often they don't know the names associated with the images. Such is the case here. I call her Anna Marie. Completed, 2014. Available, contact the artist, kimals61@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Aunt Kate Richardson


Not my Aunt Kate but someone's Aunt Kate who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1800's. Also a relatively large portrait on a 24 oz can. Complete in November, 2014. Available, contact The artist.