The Sojourner Truth portrait is painting #2 of the Women of Faith and Courage Series. Sojourner Truth was a formerly enslaved person, abolitionist, and civil rights activist who escaped slavery at age 29. She was the first African American to win a case in court against a white man who illegally sold her five-year-old son. Truth was born Isabella but changed her name because she believed that the Spirit called her to preach the truth.

Sojourner’s portrait was started without drawing her face first. Therefore, the beginning painting is not structurally refined. However, her portrait was built using shadows and highlights to develop her facial features.

This painting is on 2’x3′ particle board.

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