When I buy a lot of vintage photos, inevitably there are CDV or carte de visite photographs mixed in. They were affordable and I read Civil War soldiers had their photos taken and printed with this method. It usually looks like a lithograph – I don’t know the actual process – but sometimes there are historical photos of famous folks – like this one actually was Napoleon.
(My history buff friend started the idea of Aunt Irma by telling that towards the end of his life Napoleon grew breasts that were apparently pretty amazing.)
Kurt didn’t like being around people. He devised a way to spend unlimited time with the unicorn fish. If you haven’t seen them they have very unique faces. The occasional jellyfish shows up, but Kurt just pretends they aren’t there. He finds jellyfish utterly annoying with their lack of personality.
This is a 4.5 x 6.5 vintage photo mounted on a 9×12 vintage chipboard.
The painting is directly on the photo and sealed under varnish.
I believe every artwork tells a story and Here is the story behind this piece.
The Toledo Zoo just spent over a year redoing their aquarium and they have these amazing unicorn fish. I swear I could watch them all day long.
This is a painting done over a vintage photo.
This was a very faded photo of a young man – he had a flattish face so he became a dog.
I love Boston Terriers, I’ve yet to be owned by one, but it will probably happen. I love dogs. This little man has brilliant manners and is having a formal dinner. He even knows which forks to use and when.
This is an acrylic painting done over a vintage photo.
vintage photo, acrylic, ink, love of dogs and formal dinners, varnish