Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Marcus Oldesly (1796-1874)

Complete November 2104. sold.

Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps (1760-1837)

Fairly large can, a 24oz, Bud. Good find as far as cans go. This is The Honorable Edmund Phipps, an English chap, third son of Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave. The original was painted in 1788, by Richard Cosway, when the sitter was 28. Complete Nov. 2014. Sold

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Original White Trash from 2003

I was enamored to revisit this piece from my first show in 2004, when I saw this recently at an old friends house. Notice the complete lack of painting except for a blocking in of the coat and tie and slight tint to the cheeks. This is Julius Pringle a relative on my dad's side of the family and the original of this miniature can be found in the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC where I grew up.
I love this no less than my current paintings which show what painting the same thing 700 times over the course of 11 years does to develop a painting style.