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Friday, August 27, 2010

Primitive Portrait

Edward Pierrepont Lacey and His Dog Gun by Noah North in 1835-36, size 42 x 30 is what this painting was based on. I took lessons from Julie Stapleton of The Tole Barn in Estacada, Oregon and this was my first primitive portrait. I could never part with it. I gifted it to my husband. It resides in his study.

Noah North, like me, was the third born of eight children. He was from Alexander, NY.

I am getting into the mood for painting some primitives again. Stay tuned...


  1. I can't wait to see them! I'm having so much fun painting.

  2. Just stunning Christine, you certainly have a knack for Folk art and Prims. It is always a pleasure to see what you will come up with next!
    Tina xo

  3. Oh my goodnesss Christine..it is beautiful! I love your work...so lovely.
    Your little dolls of late are so "pretty". They are true "Christine" pieces. Looking forward to more paintings.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. This is beautiful! you did an amazing job, especially for a first painting!~

  5. This is wonderful! It looks so true to the time!

  6. Christine - what a lovely painting. It's fun to look back and sometimes come full circle.


  7. Truly a beautiful piece! You have captured the feel of the times. I love it!

    I have often wanted to do a portrait of my husband and son in that style. You have inspired me to try.


  8. What a great job!! I would love to have a primitive portrait some day, but would never attempt to paint one.

  9. Beautiful!! I missed seeing it in Greg's study though... :(
    Would have LOVED to have seen it upclose.
    (There were SO many wonders to behold in your charming home.)

    Can't wait to see what inspires your future works!