The Original Oil Painting
Size: 7 x 5 inches, on Gessoboard
Size: 18 x 12.5 cm (centimeters)
Signed by Artist Nancy Lee Moran
Style: Romantic Realism
Date of Creation: 2008
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Painted with 100% lightfast oil pigments by Daniel Smith (USA) and Winsor & Newton (England)
Varnished by Nancy Lee with satin-sheen (mix of gloss and matte varnishes by Daniel Smith, synthetic methacrylate-resin varnish with UV protection)
Children of My Heart ~ #01 in Series of oil paintings
The child's face and hair are from my imagination, though the pose is based on one of my own photos taken at a Nebraska farm in rural Nemaha county during summer a few years ago. Her homestead dress colors came from an original dress on a 1865 German china-head doll in The Ultimate Doll Book by Caroline Goodfellow, page 47.
The girl is holding her favorite hen, a dark Brahma. Brahma chickens first came from the area of Brahmaputra India, where they were known as "Gray Chittagongs." They may have been related to Jungle Fowl and the Cochin. These large chickens (more than eight pounds each) are gentle and quiet, making good pets that even like to be hugged. They have fancy feathers (fluffy on legs too!) that make them hardy in cold weather. Since they are good mothers, the girl's family kept them for fresh eggs.
As of June 2012, no prints or reproductions have been made. If the artist ever makes prints from the image, they will be on watercolor paper, so as to preserve the singularity of the oil original.
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© Art signed and copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran