Tag Archives: self-portrait

The first sexy selfie

Sarah Goodridge was a prolific Boston-based portrait miniature painter. She was successful enough to be able to afford a house on Beacon Hill and to support her invalid mother and orphaned niece. Nor was she forced to be an itinerant, as so many early 19th century American painters were. Miniatures are a fascinating subset of portrait […]

Stretching the limits

Encaustic uses hot wax as the paint binder instead of linseed oil. It can be lovely and mysterious, but with its warmers and pots it’s hardly portable. When I heard that an artist was using it en plein air at Olana, I had to go look. Maria Kolodziej-Zincio visited Poland several years ago. Members of her […]