Painted for the heck of it, this is a portrait of Ben Franklin. Paulette has actually read the autobiography of Ben Franklin.
Her favorite part was when he was traveling by ship over the wavy gravy seas. Somebody caught a fish and cut it open on board. It had another fish in its digestive tract, so Ben thought that if other animals eat meat, why not him. It was an argument against vegetarianism.
oil on canvas panel
8” x 10” x 1/8”
signed on back