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In my current novel, HIS CHOSEN BRIDE, the hero loves working with wood and my heroine is an artist. It was a lot of fun learning about wood working and the art of drawing.
My father-in-law does woodwork and I love his pieces. Here are some pictures that helped me with my inspiration for Levi and Millie’s art.
What starts out as a simple birthday present brings Levi and Millie closer to romance and difficult choices for both of them.
You see, Levi has four mail-order-brides to chose from, Millie being one of them. Only, Millie has changed her mind and wants to open her own art store where she can sell her drawings and paintings. After all, she has a secret that leads her to believe that if Levi knew the truth, he’d never want to marry her.
While working on His Chosen Bride, I did a little research on painters, sculptors, portrait painters and illustrators during the 1800’s. I was very lucky to find a list of 19th century artists here. Each man and woman on the list helped to shape the artistic world today.
I can’t help but wonder what it was like to live during the 1800s and be an artist. Due to research, Millie and Levi helped me to see a small corner of these folk’s lives. I hope that by listing them here, that you will find their stories as well as Millie and Levi’s as interesting as I did.
Do you recognize any of them? If you were an artist, what kind would you want to be? A painter, sculptor, portrait painter or illustrator? Can you guess which one I’d like to be?
Thank you again for having me here. Warmly, Rhonda