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Acrylic Portrait Painting, Original artwork created by Jonathan McAfee.

I recently came across a series of colorized photographs of generals from the US Civil War. I've been intrigued with the look of colorized, black-and-white photographs, since I was child. I am 35 years old and I grew up in a time where I witnessed technology really enhanced and changed the way people lived and worked. I went to high school when the internet was first beginning and I didn't get a cell phone until after I graduated. Colorizing photographs reminds me of old photos that I would look through as a child. When I came across this recent batch of photos of generals of the Civil War it not only was nostalgic but the enhancement of colorizing photos has really come a long way. They look dreamy and surreal; as if you are traveling through time. I also chose to turn these photos into portraits because of the current climate within the United States. I feel that we are more divided as a nation, politically-speaking, nor more than ever. I chose to leave the identities and the sides these generals were fighting for as a mystery, to allow the viewer to form their own opinion of the finished painting.
You will receive the artwork "Ready to Hang" on stretched canvas and wired on the back.

I really enjoy what's going on in the background of this painting; from the multiple shades of purple to the marks made with oil pastel. By leaving out the subject's neck and shoulders, this Civil War general floats in the expressive background with a stoic expression. This painting sits in a purplish-pink floater frame that I built using pine wood.

This is a one of a kind artwork, created and painted by me. I always sign my work on either the front or the back of each painting. Also you will receive a certificate of authenticity on the back of your painting.

World Wide shipping takes around 10 days to arrive, depending on it's destination.
Jonathan's artworks are collected throughout the United States and Europe.

All rights reserved – J. McAfee Art – This is an original work of art created by the artist himself and may not be reproduced without written consent of the artist. The artist retains copyright for self-promotion.

Materials used:

acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel

Lean (2017)


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