I made some changes to the painting, built and painted a frame and got a better photo. And then I decided on a different title: Born A Slave.
Monthly Archives: December 2020
For the first time, I have had a steel piece cut with water jet and the result is amazingly good. This piece is 60 x 30 cm (23.5″ x 11.75″). It is made in a stamped series of ten. The Abolitionist.
The photo was taken in near darkness with just ambient light. I love the soft shadow.
While reading a brick of a biography on Frederick Douglass, I was inspired to make a painting of him. He was a remarkable man; born a slave 1818 and with no formal education he became one of the fiercest fighters for emancipation and president Lincoln once said there was no man in the country whose opinion he would rather listen to. I am not sure the painting is done and I will let it rest for a while. Oil on plywood, 32 x 37 inches. I will probably make a glossy black frame.
This week I shipped a large horizon painting to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. The painting has been selected to be shown and included in the Yellowstone Art Auction 53. The physical exhibition will be on display from January 22 through March 6. Bidding for the auction will be online.
My painting is called Healing Horizon, oil on plywood, 2020, size 35″ x 71.5″