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Hello. I’m attempting to replicate this pastoral painting by Claude Lorraine in oil. I am doing it in stages, so I’ll try not to make many mistakes. I’ll do my best. I’m afraid I started it before I started to take pictures; I have already worked out the background sky, but actually that’s the easier part because it’s looser and more forgiving. I’ll do my best on the middle ground, but it’s out of my comfort zone. The foreground will probably be last. I hope you will enjoy seeing how I personally progress through a painting, though I’m sure there are many more experienced painters who would approach things differently.
Brandon posted a topic in Guidelines, Forums Rules & InstructionsHello! My name is Brandon from Minnesota. Was hoping anybody could give me any information on a dollhouse I acquired. It’s a scale model of George Washington’s house, Mount Vernon. It’s pretty big and very heavy. It is roughly 3’3” wide, 2’6” tall at roof peak, and 6’6” long. The roof comes off than second story comes out to access first floor. Every room has a light. Was bought by a friend at a auction in Iowa, and later I purchased. So I don’t know the history behind it. Came with a few suitcases full of furniture to decorate mostly made by strombecker. Lots of the furniture is in old medicine boxes that say Waterloo, Iowa on them. It’s all made of wood/plywood. I was told the railing on the roof was removed from the real Mount Vernon in 1935 so I’m assuming it was built before then. Any help to identify the maker or any estimated value would be very very much appreciated! Thank you!