The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Monday, February 25, 2013

LIBERTY Eagle fraktur painting

This LIBERTY Eagle has been painted on an old ledger page, 
showing transactions from a time long past. 
Ink & watercolor. 8"x10".

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Liberty Fraktur Painting

Fraktur painting done in Ink and Watercolor
on the inside of an old book cover.

Follow No Man...Fraktur painting

Follow No Man any further that he follows The Word of God
Fraktur Painting on the Inside of an Old Book Cover.
Ink & watercolor.

The Duel. Fraktur painting by Ken Scott

This painting, on the inside of an old book cover, depicts the duel between the Vice president of the United states, Aaron Burr and the former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton on the morning of July 11, 1804.  Burr shot and  wounded Hamilton, who died the next day.
Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Fraktur Painting

This fraktur painting depicts the event that occurred on February 14th, 1774 in a wooded glen on the edge of the American frontier.

That night, The family of Jacob and Hannah Barnes was killed and their cabin burned during an attack by marauding Indians.

Jacob & Hannah are drawn as they were placed in their coffins by neighbors. The infant, Sarah is shown in the arms of her mother, Hannah, and in the same coffin. Rachel, the older sister, and her two brothers, Thomas & Isaac Isaac are in the smaller coffins shown nearby. Angels are trumpeting their heavenly assent.

Near the large blue  crescent moon, Jacob is shown firing his weapon at the intruders. On the right panel the attackers are shown firing on the settlers as the cabin goes up in flames. 

The painting also includes the following eulogy placed within the  death’s head angle mortise:

Here lies interrd the bodies of
Jacob Barnes Likewise his Beloved
Wife, Hannah. 4 Children. Sarah, the
infant. Daughter Rachel Along with
two Sons Thomas & Isaac.
All departed life February 14th, 1774.
Under this Stone confind doth lie
the Subjects of Death’s tyranny. The
father & Mother who in this close
tomb – sleep with the offspring of their 
loins. Whereby we See deaths cruelty in
Cutting both fruit & tree.Yet, all this
Malice will prove Vain for tree and
fruit Shall Spring again.

This painting is for sale. 
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