Sunday, February 18, 2007

Melinama does Illustration Friday: "Gravity"

This is my grandfather's grandfather, Adin Burt, a man of gravitas, which is why I painted him for this prompt.

Adin, a Civil War veteran, married a Canadian and lived in about a dozen places after the war - working his way from Ohio to Wisconsin, sometimes wealthy, sometimes poor. He started by selling salt and "old metal" but usually dealt with trappers in Canada and the Northern United States aggregating their furs and selling to wholesalers.

He died in this Veterans' hospital not long after the picture was taken.

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At 4:31 AM, Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Wow! great painting!


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