The Typist Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Typist Original Mixed Media Painting

425.00

6x24 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on stained maple 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 typist. The history of the typewriter is fascinating and is believed to have been invented 52 different ways as thinkers tried to come up a workable design. By about 1910, a standardized design was agreed upon and the writers and business people of the world began to tap away in earnest. Most large offices had a pool of typists, who were typically female and employed to type out any correspondence needed. With the advent of the personal computer in the 1970s and 80s, the typist and her loud word machine were rendered obsolete.

The Typist was created using subdued tones of acrylic and watercolor paint. Overall, it has the feel of a vintage photograph steeped in history. 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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