"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mr. Lincoln

After seeing a flurry of Lincoln portraits on artists blogs I thought I might give it a try also. First the oil stetch value study, then the final with color added. 12x12 oil on canvas. I love doing portraits and to try and paint such an icon, a face familiar across the world - well, it was certainly a daunting challenge and it was also great fun!


  1. Très belle interprétation ma chère Susan... peut-être que sur un cheval il aurait été à l'aise aussi...


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