Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ida Thiele

After Constantine Hansen, a Dutch painter. Ida was the daughter of the art historian, Just Mathias Thiele. Ida, here, is drawing on a gameboard with a piece of chalk. Later this same child became the subject of a story by Hans Christian Anderson, "The Flower s of Little Ida". 2015, Available. Contact the artist.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Elise Kobke

After Constantin Hansen. Elise's uncle was a famous Dutch artist and contemporary of Hansen. 2015. Sold

John

After Hermenegildo Bustos, a Mexican Indian painter working in the 18th century in a remote little village. 2015. AVAILABLE through the artist.

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 through 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. Traded to Marga Grima.

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.