I have been looking at old folk art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the portraits are simply titled with the subjects name. Often, the subject is sitting next to a window with a beautiful view. I wonder if they really had such views from their homes or if it was made up. Of course, the people who could afford to have their portrait painted may have lived in some wonderful mansions!
I find it comical how they painted the children like miniature adults. Sometimes they were depicted so strangely that they looked like dolls standing next to the adults. They were so out of proportion!
This portrait looks really lovely in an antique look frame. I will be listing it tonight on Ebay. The link is at the top of this page.
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.