Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy President's Day 2013

"I've become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, in the shade of my own Vine and Fig tree."
-George Washington, 1784


Of course he was the first great President, but first and foremost he considered himself a modest farmer. His journey from Virginia planter to General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, then finally to President, is one of the great American stories. It's been a while since I've last tried, but here is my latest attempt at illustrating George.  I gave him a cream colored oval frame, inspired by the White House's interior gilding, bundles of tobacco leaves decorate the base. 


* linework detail

2 comments:

Leigh Ann Gordon said...

Another great Washington portrait, Jamey! I really like the 3-d quality. I wished I saw this on his bday (I did use your older George portrait on the l&s blog on president's day though which I like a lot).

Feel free to send me new pics & blog entries so I can show them off (i tweet, post on l&s blog, & pin). I will include links to your enjoyable blog. I try to check in often to your blog, but I sometimes miss when something new is hot off the press. :-)

Jamey Christoph said...

Thanks Leigh Ann, I will certainly try to give you a heads up next time. If I remember right, this one was super HOT off the press, I think it went up late in the day that President's Day. ;)