Monday, September 22, 2008

"Federal Case"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite

A while back, I happened upon an exhibition of Gilbert Stuart's paintings - he was the choice artist for commissioned portraits of presidents and first ladies and whoever was important at the time. It was surprisingly stunning and well placed against the federal blue walls of the musuem.
I can't be sure who's portrait is in my painting - my best guess is Abigail Adams, who Stuart painted a dozen times throughout her lifetime.

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3 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Just beautiful in every way. I love
the colour, the mood, and your
incredible style.

Barbara

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Anotehr beautiful work.

tracywall said...

Yes lovely indeed!
I kind of get the image that the viewer is from the 18th century himself reincarnated.... maybe George or John (no not the Beatles). Vague enough that I could potentially see boots, gun strap, a rolled Declaration of Independence, belted waistcoat....
Or maybe I just have a vivid imagination.
Either way, well done! Keeps me looking!