Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I know they are trained this way, but I can tell you as parents, we had the first part in that training. While at homecoming last year at Camp Lejeune, I observed a squad of marines driving tanks. They looked so happy, I noted to memory my own title, "A Man and His Tank!". I think Bryan has that happy look too.
Almost there on this pastel on velour board. Pastels carry a soft look as it is but with this velour board it is even softer, kind of like oil on velvet. There will be more to come very soon. I am trying to finish this for the Veteran's Expo and Homecoming Parade at the NY State Fairgrounds November 5th. Lots happening, hope to see you there. I want to give back to my heroes. When I sell prints, 10 % will go to the Wounded Warriors. I can only take orders at the expo, but I am still so grateful to be able to present and tell their stories. Big thanks to Diana Abdella at Assemblyman's Magnerelli's office. She has been responsible to putting together this Veteran's Celebration that will take time to honor our military.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have a few paintings going on that I would love to have everyone ready for Nov. 5th, so the race is on. Part of me is trying to write to the National Museum of the Marines, Jacksonville, NC that will start its construction soon and have my series available for their opening, the other is sending information still to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, the Joining Forces initiative and the Smithsonian in DC. All in the works, so I will give you updates on that as it progresses. Wish I had two of me.