Thursday, June 12, 2008

Small "Princess Pocahontas and John Rolfe Uncovered"

Today's photo is of Jay Rolfe's small size (for him) 3-D Pop Art painting titled "Princess Pocahontas and John Rolfe Uncovered." It is 3 feet tall, and the first to be completed of the four he is working on in different sizes. He finished the painting on Tuesday, took photos yesterday and intended to post one yesterday, but they turned out to be blurred - always use the tripod! Another set of photos today taken using the tripod did work out, and here's one of the photos.

Many people have heard of Princess Pocahontas and the false story of her saving the life of Captain John Smith when she was age 12 or less in 1607.

The really romantic and interesting story is that in 1614 Princess Pocahontas was captured by the Virginia colonists, held hostage near Jamestown, converted to Christianity and given the Christian name of Rebecca, and fell in love with the gentleman farmer who helped the minister teach her Christianity, and married the gentleman farmer, John Rolfe, with both the permission of her father, Chief or Emperor Powhatan, and the Governor of the Virginia colony. Two years later, Princess Pocahontas visited England with her husband John Rolfe and their son Thomas Rolfe. Princess Pocahontas and John Rolfe were received by the King and Queen of England.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative Pop Art 3-D paintings, many on shaped stretched canvas, on his website at

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