There are currently a number of wonderful new books available with a focus on nature, wildlife and the wilderness. The likes of Monbiot's Feral and Michael McCarthy's The Moth Snowstorm have returned me to the writings of transcendentalists Thoreau and Emerson. They feature recurring themes that many writers and thinkers have touched upon and it is these great minds who are the inspiration for my new series of vintage portraits.
This portrait is of Ralph Waldo Emerson and could be said to be the father of the transcendentalist movement. Using acrylic paint and pigment ink, his portrait is created here on the title page of his influential essay, Nature. The artwork is finished by floating the page in a 7x7, glass fronted black frame.
Acrylic Paint, Pigment Ink, Textured Fine Art Paper