– Winston Churchill
6″ x 6″ x .75″ Acrylic on Ampersand Artist Panel
This is the scanned version of this painting. The lily is really a little too orange in this scan. I took the photo below, on the hood of my jeep in bright sunlight. That’s more like it!
This is a combo of a couple references. I took the picture of the lily at our local community garden. The hay bales came from Sundiver’s reference in the WetCanvas reference image library (RIL). If you haven’t discovered the RIL at WetCanvas, you have to go take a look. They have a lot of beautiful images to paint from. Here are the ones I have uploaded over the last three years. You may realize that I’m a little weird, if you look at too many of them. *giggle*
When my husband saw the early painting (below) he asked me why I was painting a field full of dough wrapped hot dogs (pigs in a blanket). He is too funny. He also does not “get” this style of art at all. He tends to enjoy my more realistic paintings.
The American author Winston Churchill (1871-1947) was known during his lifetime for his historical and political novels.Born in St. Louis, Winston Churchill went to Smith Academy, then attended Annapolis. He served briefly in the U.S. Navy, working as an editor for the Army and Navy Journal, and then joined the staff of Cosmopolitan Magazine. He had been encouraged to write during his years in the Naval Academy and soon began a career as an author.
Churchill’s first novel, The Celebrity: An Episode (1898), satirized the era’s literary and fashionable world. This book introduced him to the public and gave him practice in portraying two kinds of characters that eventually loomed large in his works – the politician and the business tycoon. More…