I’m pressed for time today so I haven’t gotten to my Chinese brush painting. Instead, I’ve been working on the last piece that I’m taking to a Black History exhibit that is opening tomorrow and will be up for a month. This painting is a rendition of Absalom Jones, the first African American ordained in the Episcopal Church. He had been a slave, was eventually able to purchase his freedom ( after he and his wife first managed to buy her freedom so their children wouldn’t be born into slavery!) and was ordained in 1804 in Philadelphia. He was known for his oratory skills and pastoral care. He died on February 13th, 1818.
The painting is 14″ by 11″, acrylic on watercolor paper.