Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Making of "General Orders 100" - Phase 4

Another challenge was making Lincoln’s office look authentic. The painting and sketches by Carpenter showed clearly that the president’s office was a very busy place, with books leaning against the table legs. Maps were viewed and placed on chairs, books were left open and put on the floor to mark their places. All of the wallpaper, the chairs, the carpeting, the rug and the color scheme are based upon his descriptions. - Mort Künstler


This dramatic painting is nearly complete. Note how the perspective lines have been painted over.

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