“Blue Stroud” – Original Oil Painting by Lon BrauerKatie Horn
Painted portraiture, particularly of historical subjects, lends itself to the flavor of Early Americana. For this year’s CFL Fundraising Auction, contemporary artist Lon Brauer has created a beautiful original oil painting in the tradition of Gilbert Stuart, with a touch of Karl Bodmer, which will be a fine addition to any collection of American Art. This work is in a classical style of studio paintings common to the 18th and 19th centuries before the advent of photography.
This original oil painting measures 20×16 and is presented in a beautiful black frame with gold piping. The subject is of a young white man who has been adopted and living with the Cherokee of 1760. On his person he carries a piece of blue Stroud, a type of broadcloth wool from the south of England. Stroud was an item of trade with European fur companies and revered for its beauty and simplicity.
Lon Brauer is a figurative artist living and working in Granite City, Illinois. He has been a full time fine-art painter for the past 20 years with gallery showings throughout the country. His work covers a wide range of subject matter, but his new love is with the historical genre of the American past.
For more information on the work of Lon Brauer, contact him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or at his web site: Lonbrauer.com
Text and Photography by Lon Brauer