Cabinetmaker | Portrait
In this portrait, the subject wears period-correct clothing, appropriate for a cabinetmaker in the 18th century. In the contemporary world, he is well known in the reenacting community as an authority and fine craftsman reproducing travel furnishings from the period surrounding the American Revolution.
The painting is an homage to John Singleton Copley's 1768 portrait of Paul Revere. An earth toned color palette is reminiscent of mid-1700's painting. Subtle oranges and blues in the linen shirt reinforce blues in the sitter's eyes. The fieldstone barn wall of his workshop lends additional weight and substance to the portrait.
Rick Toone, Artist
24" x 30" Oil on Canvas