I finally finished my several month project in wax of war protest art. It is a flag design that I titled Bush's Folly Flag. The blue star field says "George W. Bush's Folly in Iraq" at the top and "Over 4,000 U.S. Lives X'd Out." at the bottom. The flag has stripes consisting of the red and white background X's and there are blue X's between the stars. The overall work is 32 x 42 inches on 4 panels glued down to a firm platform. The current casualty count in Iraq is 4169 and the flag contains 4366 X's as I anticipate this being the 2008 total at least, maybe even the total by the election. Of course, I could also talk about the thousands and thousands of Iraqis killed but this project took several months total making the wax X's to get to the 4,000 plus. Now I need to find a venue to display the work. Any suggestions appreciated.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This is a 6 inch by 6 inch wax painting of one of my Magunson Park scenes. I really love the texture the wax brings and need to continue to work on this texture in my oil paintings. Also, I lightly buff the wax works so they have a nice shine which makes the colors glow, something I only get in varnishing the oils.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Have been out of town competing in the National Masters Track and Field championships in Spokane, Wahington so only sketched for a few days. Posting some drawings from the life session today. Also started 5 more Magnuson Park paths and flowers paintings and should have these done by the weekend and will post some of these. Not sure if the result will be any major paintings. Also took some photos of Spokane Falls and will see if any are workable for paintings.