Dream Friends ARRIVE!! And The “Painting Of TRIBUTE”…9-11 Ten Years Later
First the big news…the wildlife and fantasy Dream Friends that you helped me with 4 months ago HAVE ARRIVED!
My Staff of 8 unloaded 1000 boxes. What a great TEAM!!
We would like to extend the pre-sale price of $14.99 until Sept. 18th. (Reg. $19.99)
These are a HUGE hit with KIDS and a fantastic price!
Jody Bergsma and Heather, Sergei the truck driver , Lanette and Pam in the Box line.
The Pillows fold up; velcro and become a darling FRIEND!
The Dream Friends include: Dragon, Wolf, Unicorn, Rainbow Cat, Moose and Bear!
This week I tackled a huge assignment.
To create a “Tribute” to all our military servicemen and women, Firemen, and Police.
I have always felt deeply for the many that have suffered and died in the line of duty… Do we think of them, and say a prayer of thanks for their incredible sacrifice?
I wanted to.
The mechanics…Prepare your colors.
Yellow is a central color…It is the color of will.
My blues need to be softened…I use this secret, add brown to blue…and a little purple.
Blue is the color of vision and the mind.
Using Mineral Blues creates the granular look in the wash.
The cobalt blue mineral in the red stain is a fantastic combination…The blue ties the red into the composition in a “perfect” balance.
Caput Mortium, Cobalt Blue and Alizarin Crimson…and a little brown…Create the Stripes.
I use the light red wash in the sky to balance the painting.
The blues that I used in the sky are now darkened with Sepia brown and Payne’s Grey.
Once all of the colors are in place it is time to add the details.
For this I use Titanium White.
The stars are carefully placed.
The Soldiers and Fireman are surrounded with white halos.
They walk the path of Loyalty, Bravery and Honor.
The eye and heart of the eagles guide them on their last journey.
I am moved to drop my head in Gratitude…May this painting serve as a Lasting Tribute, to all that have ever served this country.
We remember 9-11, the 10th Anniversary this week…
All gave some…some gave All.
Click on “Tribute”
50% off Raw Limited Edition Prints of Tribute…until Sept. 18th.