Katherine Jacobus and Linda Horning. 

Katherine Jacobus and Linda Horning. 


RESCUing lost, FORGOTTEN PAINTINGS. 
(THE PROCESS.)

 I started with an oil portrait from the 1850s, found in an online auction.   It had a few small tears. A damaged frame. Nobody bid but me.   After I lived with the painting a while, I wondered, “If this person were alive today, what kind of trucker hat would they wear?” (I mean, doesn't everybody wonder that?)  Once inspiration struck, I created/or found the hat, photographed it on a mannequin head, and photoshopped the hat on a photo of the portrait.   I now had reference for a painter.   Next I gave the painting and reference to Linda. And she painted a trucker hat. Right on top of the old painting.   A new life for an old portrait. And hopefully a new life for a troubled child (using future proceeds).   In the end, we spent over 2.5 years and ended-up with 20 rescued paintings.   This process took me a thousand hours give or take.   And countless brush strokes for hat painter Linda Horning and frame-finisher Katherine Jacobus.  Anyhow, we think the results are rather amazing.   (That's your cue to buy one to help  these kids .)

I started with an oil portrait from the 1850s, found in an online auction. 

It had a few small tears. A damaged frame. Nobody bid but me. 

After I lived with the painting a while, I wondered, “If this person were alive today, what kind of trucker hat would they wear?” (I mean, doesn't everybody wonder that?)

Once inspiration struck, I created/or found the hat, photographed it on a mannequin head, and photoshopped the hat on a photo of the portrait. 

I now had reference for a painter. 

Next I gave the painting and reference to Linda. And she painted a trucker hat. Right on top of the old painting. 

A new life for an old portrait. And hopefully a new life for a troubled child (using future proceeds). 

In the end, we spent over 2.5 years and ended-up with 20 rescued paintings. 

This process took me a thousand hours give or take. 

And countless brush strokes for hat painter Linda Horning and frame-finisher Katherine Jacobus.

Anyhow, we think the results are rather amazing. 

(That's your cue to buy one to help these kids.)


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