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Lady Lenore - Dog portrait - oil painting by LindaAppleArt

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Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
“The Scandalous Lady Lenore”
oil on canvas – Appletree Hollow Series

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I began the fantasy series of “Appletree Hollow” paintings over two years ago. Some of their personal story is based (loosely) on actual historical facts.You can read about the Discovery of Appletree Hollow in 2007 in my latest Journal entry

From the Appletree diary records, this is Lady Lenore Velazquez – 1856.
I decided to post this entry, although it is a bit scandalous.
It was noted that Lady Lenore was from noble birth. Her father was a big plantation owner and government official in Mexico. How she came to live at Appletree Hollow is somewhat of a mystery but was hinted that she was sent there after her father was accused of being a spy. For some years, she was considered a fine young lady, giving fancy dinner parties and attending social events but as time went on her life became immersed in suspicion and inquiry. Some said that one of the first things that brought notice was, although she was pursued by some attentive bachelors, she never responded to their requests and gave them little notice. More questions arose when she would not receive guests or not be seen for long periods of time and in those days, not to marry was enough to generate a buzz,until suddenly on the morning of 1862, the village was notified that she would not be returning and her house was for sale.
At this point my interest was peaked and I had to go to the last entry I could find about Lady Lenore and this is what I found:
Evidently, she was working as a double agent for the army. This was uncovered after her death, when she was found on the battlefield at Shiloh. She had secretly fought at Manassas/BullRun, Ball’s Bluff, and Shiloh in the disguise of Lieutenant Harry L. Bennington.

I have been a painter and sculptor for over 43 years professionally and after all this time, I still love it. It is challenging, makes me think about the world and keeps me connected to life.
My art is a mix of realism and impressionism with a bit of humor thrown in.
I am available for commission work- just ask!

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  • murrstevens
    murrstevensover 5 years ago

    love it….very interesting story..

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    So charming, Linda. :D

  • mollymum
    mollymumover 5 years ago

    so darling :-)

  • Hi Colleen, THANKS a bunch!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 5 years ago

    I would love you to put this into our k9 friend group
    very beautifully done..


    – LindaAppleArt

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 5 years ago

  • mollymum
    mollymumover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been featured in the group
    Animal Composites & Fine Art

  • WOW!!!!!!! so COOL!!!!!!!! BIG THANKS!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • CheyenneLeslie Hurst
    CheyenneLeslie...over 5 years ago

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG THANKS for the feature!!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    Traditional creation, interpreted in a contemporary way is what draws me to your work!! Bravo!! :))

  • Thank you MIng, like your interpretation!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 5 years ago

    The expression on the dog’s face, the hands/paws…….how creative!

  • Oh, the scandalous Lenore! She/he was a stunner! :D
    THANKS Deborah!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • wormink
    worminkover 3 years ago

    spinning a good yarn sparking the imagination eases tedium and erases frustration

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