It is possible to visit and experience the world of history through the work of writers, filmmakers, living historians, and artists. I want to help open the window on our history so that more people can share in the view. Schmehls detailed paintings reflect the many historical aspects he includes in his images. As an avid reader, the artist tries to capture in his mind the events chronicled in the books and other materials he reads. Schmehl also consults with historical experts.
Armed with all the research available to him, the artists goal is always to paint each element of an event or story. From uniforms to weapons to horses to even the time of day and weather conditions, Schmehls paintings are as authentic as possible. The artist usually starts with a rough pencil sketch, mostly done on location, then he engages his models to pose as the various characters in the image and photographs them. Once Schmehl is satisfied that his concept is historically accurate, he commences creating his painting. Working in oil on canvas, the artist creates a rough under-painting.
After drying, he over-paints the details and refines his brushwork. Schmehl describes his technique as painterly realism. I strive to capture the true nature of the light, the color, but I make no effort to disguise the brushstrokes. Even while attempting to render meticulous detail, I strive to paint boldly and deliberately. Schmehl has traveled throughout the country in pursuit of his subject matter.Extensive trips to Civil War battlefields, to other historical sites, to even being on the range in Texas have allowed the artist to collect and record the many, many notes, sketches, and library of materials that contribute to Schmehls fine work. A Schmehl painting gives the viewer a unique perspective on the subject matter portrayed. As the details in the image come to life, an appreciation of history is evident. When not on a research trip, Schmehl cherishes the time he and his wife, Becky, spend in their 1885 Victorian home with their two cats. As committed Christians, the artist and his wife are active in their church; Brad plays the guitar in the worship band. Come live history through the eyes and paintings of Bradley Schmehlit will be a most enjoyable journey. "Stonewall" Bradley Schmehl Fine Art Print. Thomas Jonathan Jackson 1824 - 1863 General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is portrayed here in his plain gray uniform and butternut kepi, as he appeared during 1862. In the eyes of those people to whom his reputation preceded his appearance, he never failed to disappoint: one Yank whose unit had surrendered to Jackson's forces at Harpers Ferry stated that Jackson was in no respect to be distinguished from the mongrel barefooted crew that followed his fortunes. No other Civil War figure garnered such military fame as Stonewall, either among friend or foe. During his career his reputation spread across America and over the seas, and many of his day believed that had he survived, the Confederate quest for independence may well have been realized. His devotion to God, duty and country are a legacy that has and will continue to be treasured by many Americans. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist.
Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable.An Artists Proof (AP), generally, is the first 5% - 10% of the Limited Edition prints that come off the press. If the Limited Edition is 400 s/n, there would be 20 - 40 APs. This status is noted on the print.
Collectors prefer APs because their value increases even more than a Limited Edition as time goes by. The term "giclee" denotes an elevation in printmaking technology.
Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. Authorized Somerset Fine Art Dealer. Prints are produced for each order. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "Stonewall Bradley Schmehl Civil War Print Stonewall Jackson" is in sale since Thursday, June 12, 2014. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.