Tag: Illustration

Honoring Norman Rockwell: America’s Painter

 

“Four Freedoms,” 1943

Norman Rockwell was not a realist. You aren’t supposed to interpret his paintings as depictions of everyday America as it actually was. No one who lived during his lifetime considered America a hunky-dory paradise populated only by upstanding and friendly citizens. The America he painted was one we wanted, the one we strove for, America as promised by our founding ideals. He focused on the best parts of our country. His artwork is aspirational, not delusional; optimistic, not whitewashed.

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  A few years ago, I realized I had nothing to do in the downtime between art deadlines. Since idle hands are the Devil’s workshop, I looked around the internet and happened upon digital photography, which led me to stock photography and illustration. It has turned out to be a good source of passive income. […]

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