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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