The Nurse Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Nurse Original Mixed Media Painting

425.00

6x24 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on maple wood panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features a nurse. Before the foundation of modern nursing, religious figures such as monks and nuns provided nursing-like care and these traditions’ influence can be seen in the ethos of modern nursing practices. Florence Nightingale, who helped treat injured soldiers during the Crimean War, laid the foundations of professional nursing with her Notes on Nursing published in 1859. One important development in modern nursing was brought about by Clara Barton, a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross in 1881. It’s first major disaster relief effort came when the Thumb of Michigan caught fire in 1881, leaving 5,000 people homeless.

The Nurse was created using acrylic and watercolor paint. The long-limbed characters were crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood panel. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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