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Faster than a speeding bullet; Persuasion

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A few days ago, on January 5, 2014, I had an urge to look up George Reeves. I hadn’t thought about the actor in decades, but loved him as Superman when I was a kid in the 50′s. I looked up GR and discovered that he was born on Jan. 5, 1914, 100 years ago to the day. Strange coincidence.

I’ve begun a series of paintings for Jane Austen’s Persuasion, and find the difference between her sensibility and that of Charlotte Bronte and Mary Shelley very interesting. It’s taken me a while to understand the restrained, refined diction, but I’m enjoying depicting the characters and situations. All of the painted novels can be seen at www.janefreemanart.com. I post ‘em as I do ‘em, with captions.

 

 

 

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