Friday, June 29, 2012

My Interpretation of a Primitive Portrait by Belknap

I have been wanting to do this for some time...
My rendition of a Child's Primitive Portrait, this one done by 
Zedekiah Belknap(1781-1858) ~ 'Girl in White with Cat'.
This is my first try at portraits and hope to be doing others.
I have been getting the itch to do more painting ... so here it is,
8" x 10" canvas board using acrylics and pencil.
Not sure about framing...maybe a faux graining technique...maybe not!

Now I have to get back to my PS Santa Ornament with 2 down ... am on my 3rd with 5 more to go.  
For me it is a slow process, but I have also been under the weather with a touch of bronchitis.  Doing much better but still have the awful nagging dry tickle of a cough.  
Anyways, I do get bored doing the same thing for too long, so thought I'd take the time to switch gears and paint ... I did! Now back to my counted X-stitch as I have a schedule that must be met by Christmas.

Thanks for visiting ... Have a great weekend and 4th of JULY too.

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marly said...

Wonderful!!! I love it! Terrific job and hope to see more.

Suzanne said...

Barbara, I LOVE her! She is wonderful and perfectly primitive :)! Great job, hope you are inspired to paint more!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

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I LOVE the beautiful picture of the primitive old looking gal that you painted

Summer Blessings,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thanks so much Tricia for the Kind compliment. Looks like we found each other...How great is that? Love your giveaway too.
Peace and Joy,

nancy huggins said...

You do awesome work. Are you going to put your paintings in a gallery to sell. I bet they would sell good. Have a great 4th :)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thanks so much Nancy ... I appreciate your inspiring comment. Well...I am thinking about selling them, but for now I want to enjoy as I am so pleased showing her off and sitting in my pewter cabinet. Still have to decide about a frame. Suppose I could sell not framed and let that be the new keeper's choice.
Love your PET oriented Blogs. We too LUV animals. For now Kody is a BIG handful ... I would love to have more.
Thanks for visiting with 4th of July Blessings for ALL,

Firecracker Kid said...

Very nicely done :) I love it!

Lap Dog Knits said...

Wow, that is really terrific...very nice.
What a sweet picture, I love to see the other wonderful stuff you have
just on the edges of your photos...nice collection!!!