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Martha Washington, Ace of Hearts

Oil and acrylic on canvas 70 x 56"
©1998, Tina Mion

As the wife of the first President of the United State, Martha was destined to be an American icon. Martha surely could not imagine that Americans would forever see her as a little, white-haired lady with a hair doily. I choose to paint a younger Martha, minus her hair net; a Martha more the way she might have looked when George fell in love with her. The intense red background and oversized nail add an iconic overtone.

 

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