Thursday, March 5, 2015

Honor Jeffers, c. 2014

As it is becoming increasing difficult for me to source the portraits I am painting, I at times, bereft of the reference to the sitter, as is the case here. What is interesting to me is the placement of the image befitting of the crown on the Bud can, thereby creating a good marriage of can and image which makes for the best pieces. Complete November 2014. Sold

Monday, March 2, 2015

Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877)

Henry was born in NYC he was a pupil of Daniel Huntington in New York, and subsequently studied in Rome and Florence. Elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1842, he succeeded Huntington as president in 1870, holding the position until 1871.[1]
The later years of his life were devoted to portrait work. He was strongly influenced by the old Italian masters, painting in mellow colour with a classical tendency. One of his notable canvases was an allegorical composition called "The Birth of our Flag" (1875). He died in NYC. Sold.

Gen. Jefferson Davis

Don't really need to say much about who this nice looking fellow is. Completed 2015. Sold.

Edward Miles