Friday, April 4, 2008

"Passed" Painter~ Revisited

The weather is warming slightly and we've had a few sunny days....the daffodils are even popping up through the ground! Spring is definitely on the way. But, I stayed indoors most days this week to finish painting Jane Ann. She is ready for the for the TEA's Webshow on Monday April 7th. (I'll post a reminder to visit this weekend)...I'll have to wait until then to introduce you to her.

This portrait on the left is painted by Ammi Phillips in 1820, my interpretation of his Jane Ann will be shown on TEA's Webshow on Monday April 7th.

I know I've featured Ammi Phillips as a "Passed" painter on my blog, (please click the link for the previous post on Ammi Phillips), but I'd like to share his painting that was the inspiration for the Jane Ann I painted.
I fell in love with the portrait that Mr. Phillips painted of Jane Ann Campbell in 1820, and wanted to paint my own interpretation of Miss Jane Ann. Ammi gave her such a sweet expression, she must have been the perfect portrait sitter. Of course she had her little doll to keep her company too!

And another of Ammi's portraits is calling my name! lol! This little strawberry girl, (Mary Elizabeth, 1827) would be so sweet for a spring/summer portrait.....hmmmm? I may have to set my paints up outside this weekend...the garage can wait!

Have a great weekend.....I think I'll probably be cleaning a garage, hope your weekend is a little more fun!


Lana said...

I think Strawberry Girl is an excellent choice for your next portraits! The one you just finished is beautiful (from the sneak peek I had) and I'm sure she will sell right away! Have a productive (& fun) weekend!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, just beautiful work. I can see you've got my affliction, ideas coming from everywhere....too many paintings to create and what seems like, too little time.

Dogpatch Primitives said...

oh Suzanne, these paintings are beyond captivating! I am eager to see your interpretation of the lovely strawberry girl!

Christine LeFever said...

Ammi Phillips is one of my very favorite painters of yore. I have copied a few of his paintings right up to the humongous sizes that they were. Your work is beyond comparison for it is masterful. I am SO impressed, Ms. Suzanne. I know you will do Strawberry Girl justice, for sure.


Jacquelynne said...

You are certainly very talented! She's beautiful! (And she would go perfectly in my family room....)

Donna said...

Hi Suzanne,
Your painting of Jane Ann is beautiful! And I'd love to see your interpretation of Strawberry Girl (love that painting).
Have a good weekend!

Rachael Kinnison said...

OHHHH I CANT WAIT to see her Suzanne!!! And how did Mz Lana get a sneek peek???? NO FAIR! I WANNA SEE HER TOOOOOOOOOOOOO

the feathered nest said...

Hi Suzanne, your temps are only in the 50s! I feel like summer is going to be here any minute!

I really like the Starwberry Girl portrait and can't wait to see your version!