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!