Art By Lisabelle

 

 

"Nadine" 60" x 60" Oil on Masonite 1994. 
I came across a great book at the Brooklyn Public Library.  It was on the subject of  early American Tin Type photographs.   It  was the  inspiration to paint "Nadine".  I appreciate antiquity and am fond of old time scenes.  I have  painted several works based on  sepia toned, tin type photos.   Applying color from my imagination.  I am considered to be a Tonalist, in my approach to realism in painting, with color there is also tone.  The original tin-type appeared to have been a huge family reunion. The romantic Riverboat and then there's a dog on a plank. 

Art By Lisabelle

 

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