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History: Annie Puckett

History: Annie Puckett

This week I am going to change things up a bit and look at a little history. I have mentioned that I am a third generation artist, so I thought I would show a few of my great aunt, Annie Puckett’s watercolors. It is interesting that the watercolors are actually sketches for later oils.  She was in Paris in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and these paintings are of Versailles, Madame du Berry’s bedroom and other locations in the area that are not identified. I have not been able to find the locations, even after a trip to France with my granddaughter several years ago.  The featured image above is an over the door drawing in Madame de Sevigne’s home in Paris.IMG_0855

The painting above is a composition sketch from Versailles with the figures painted and pasted on the painting. It is interesting that we worry about the paper, ink, and paint today but these have held up quite well from the early 1900’s with no extra care.

This next painting is one of my favorites as the detail is extraordinary for any age. The fireplace and the screen are in unbelievable detail.Versailles

To finish up, I have included a few more of the paintings. I hope you have enjoyed a little bit of history. Safe journeys, I’ll see you next week.




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I reside in Northeast Ohio after traveling from coast to coast and living in both rural and metropolitan areas from Los Angeles to New York and of course the Midwest. I am a third generation artist and have been painting since the early 1960s. I have always cared deeply about animals, both domestic and wild, and the preservation of endangered species, has always been a concern as well. Most recently, I was involved in animal rescue work, finding homes for over 11,000 dogs and cats over the previous 12 years. It's only natural then, that I am drawn to animals and nature for my art subjects. I have also explored the metaphysical including creative imagination, Reiki, crystal healing, tai chi, feng shui and yoga and feel they add depth to my art as well. By creating an emotional connection for the viewer I hope my artwork will create concern and compassion for our natural world and its wild inhabitants, and help stimulate conservation efforts. My love of historic buildings and their conservation led me to doing the house portraits and my architectural works