|This reminds me of my own first attempt at presidential portraiture--President Eisenhower.|
|There should be a sign: "Don't laugh, where's YOUR painting?"|
|The Fair Amateur, 1862, Abraham Solomon|
|Two beach scenes, both reasonably skilled in execution. |
One is amateur, one professional. Can you tell which is which?
|Among amateurs today, styles vary tremendously.|
|In the unlikely event you should happen upon work by any of |
these artists while browsing a local garage sale...BUY it!