This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
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
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.