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Standing in Monticello’s Entrance Hall transported me into Stephen Ambrose’s book, Undaunted Courage. Artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition – Indian headdresses and weapons to fossils and animal mounts – surrounded us. Jefferson was an amazing visionary, which is evident in his belief in the people of the United States.

My painting, Jefferson’s Monticello, features the west front of the house from across a small fish pond. The reference photo was shot from a kneeling, almost prone position giving the impression that the pond is much bigger than it really is. Many of the monuments in my work are painted from this low vantage point making them appear larger than life. I “lighted” some oil lamps to create the scene as it might have looked 200 years ago. Jefferson arose early in the morning and would write for hours before mounting his horse to inspect his gardens and farms. – Rod Chase

20x33  SN   395     $450 Unframed   or    $680 Framed
20x33  AP    40     $550 Unframed   or    $780 Framed
24x40  SN   150     $850 Unframed   or   $1170 Framed
24x40  AP    15     $950 Unframed   or   $1270 Framed
30x50  SN    25    $1600 Unframed   or   $2150 Framed
10x15  OE            $90