Maybe the Last Lincoln 5x7 oil by Shirley Fachilla
This is my entry in the Daily Paintworks Challenge. This week's was set up by Raymond Logan, one of my favorite daily painters. For those unfamiliar with the "challenge" concept, it's something blog artists do to promote community and to be honest, promote both themselves and other daily painters.
It works like this: an artist will set up a painting opportunity on the web, either an idea (for example, paint something red) or an image (in this instance a photo of Abraham Lincoln). The painter will then issue an invitation to other artists to create and publish on the web their interpretation of the "challenge."
The DPW Challenge changes every Saturday. That's why my Lincoln maybe the last Lincoln... for this particular challenge.
My painting serves another purpose as well. I'm preparing to do several plein air, Civil-War themed paintings. Lincoln is certainly an excellent introduction to the spirit of that time, and the photo Raymond chose of him a wonderful glimpse into the man.