Thursday, November 11, 2010

Light Lunch


I finally got a bit of time to finish Dana Cooper's moleskin painting. It's Remembrance Day in Canada, and here in Manitoba it's a day off which I am very thankful for, in that we have time to reflect upon, and remember our soldiers who have, and so bravely now serve our country. Dana's son as I recall is in their armed forces, so I did think about her and her family's contribution as I worked on this piece. The freedom to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful summer afternoon is one of the things our countries have always fought for, so it is my honor to try and depict this privilege which we enjoy on this amazing continent. To all of our servicemen and women, thank you.

oil on paper 16" x 5 1/2"  NFS

7 comments:

  1. Vern, may I say... that this is one of your most masterly paintings I have seen. The figures are so believable - the hunched postures are spot on -- and the value and color range is so pleasing to the eye. And the way the figures blur out as you go into the background -- super super duper, my friend. I'm happy to be the first one to congratulate you!

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  2. Fabulous Vern! She will love it!

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  3. Vern, You are the master of painting these everyday scenes! I admire that you are able to add interest and mood to an ordinary moment. I also love your use of light and shadow.

    I also concur with your sentiments...thanks to all veterans and those currently serving!

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  4. Oh, Vern! I am so touched by your painting and your words. Today is our Veteran's Day remembering all who have served for our country.
    I love what you did for this, and you even worked out the funky format...bravo, friend!

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  5. I love your use of light and shadow Vern! Bravo!

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  6. Very nice use of the double page spread, and nice mood. Lucky Dana!

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  7. A truly stunning little painting, Vern.
    Sorry it took me so darn long to comment. But I commented at the Flying Moleskins and thought I had here also. Old age....

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