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Penny Paintings by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs; Field of Sleeping Peasants, 1971 oil on penny. http://jacquelinelouskaggs.com/artwork/1615046_Field_of_Sleeping_Peasants_1971.html
Jacqueline Lou Skaggs made twelve tiny oil paintings not on canvas or wood, but pennies. This one, "Field of Sleeping Peasants," is an homage to Pablo Picasso.
Pennies can’t buy much these days; not even a gum ball. But for Jacqueline Lou Skaggs they are the perfect canvas for miniature oil paintings.
Penny art by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs. Field of Sleeping Peasants, 1971
Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs painted tiny oil paintings on pennies for her series “Tondi Observations.” The miniature paintings include pastoral landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Skaggs originally intended to spend the painted pennies or toss them on the street but her plans were foiled when people purchased the paintings.