Another painting from the Nancy Ford Cones series of remarkable photographs dating in the early 1900's. this particular painting measures 8x10 and is painted in oil on a gessoed massonite board. It somewhat impressionistic and is quite a bit smaller then I am use to painting.
This painting is depicted from a famous photograph which resides in the historical museum by a Mrs. Cones (a national award winning photographer who resided in Loveland, Ohio in the early 1900's. My inspiration was the pure quality of the lighting and compositional images.
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio with a paint brush in my hand.
Beside feeling a calling to go to veterinarian school and being a painter I opted for the latter. I developed into an illustrator which I successfully careered in for over 30 years.I presently illustrate in digital format but still love the expression traditional painting, primarily in oils. Its a passion that still continues today.