Portraits for money

November 27, 2009

To raise money, Monte decided at one point to offer his skills for paid portraits.  This is not something he had much desire for, but being poor, it was something that had to be done.

Below is a pastel used in an ad Monte and Sharyl placed in a local newspaper offering these services.

Many people mistakenly believe the young girl in the pastel was their daughter Kathy, however, that is incorrect.  Kathy was born in 1962 and this portrait was done in 1963.  The girl in the portrait is obviously more than one year old.

Other portraits completed by Monte included a horse and dog.  It’s not known exactly who owns other portraits done by Monte.

At times during his life, Monte was contacted by several popular out-door magazines for cover illustrations, but in most cases the editors wanted artwork that would have required a great deal of time and effort.  One such magazine made an inquiry about a large enough art piece where shotguns could be placed upon the piece for the cover illustration.  For the amount of money offered, Monte felt the work required would be too great.

 

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One Response to “Portraits for money”

  1. James said

    I wonder if this portrait is based on some picture or painting of Sharyl as a child. I, too, at first glance thought it was Kathy A .. but now wonder if its Sharyl in her youth?

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