I recently came across a series of colorized photographs of soldiers and generals from the US Civil War. I've been intrigued with the look of colorized, black-and-white photographs since I was child. I am 36 years old and I grew up in a time where I witnessed technology really enhance and change the way people lived and worked. I went to high school when the internet was first beginning and I didn't get a cell phone until after I graduated. Colorizing photographs reminds me of old photos that I would look through as a child. When I came across this recent batch of photos of the Civil War it not only was nostalgic but the enhancement of colorizing photos has really come a long way. They look dreamy and surreal; as if you are traveling through time. I also chose to turn these photos into portraits because of the current climate within the United States. I chose to leave the identities and the sides these men were fighting for as a mystery, to allow the viewer to form their own opinion of the finished painting.
Acrylic Portrait Painting, Original artwork created by Jonathan McAfee.
You will receive the artwork "Ready to Hang" on canvas.
This is a one of a kind artwork, created and painted by me. I always sign my work on either the front or the back of each painting. Also you will receive a certificate of authenticity on the back of your painting.
World Wide shipping takes around 10 days to arrive, depending on it's destination.
Jonathan's artworks are collected throughout the United States and Europe.
All rights reserved – J. McAfee Art – This is an original work of art created by the artist himself and may not be reproduced without written consent of the artist. The artist retains copyright for self-promotion.