Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In God We Still Trust

Close ups.

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
The hardboard was first coated with black gesso. This brings great life to color and brushwork from the very first strokes.
This painting was inspired by a song which someone sent me. It expresses concern about the direction this beloved country is heading. Special interest groups are trying to tear it to the ground. Understand that this is completely my humble opinion...(thought I'd better get it out there before they outlaw free speech).

Karen Hargett is a superb artist with a great love for this country and strong spiritual faith. At her request, I sent her the reference photo from which this painting was made. I admire the fine version she came up with! Check it out here.

Here's the song I referred to. Give it a listen.



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2 Peter 2 :2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

17 comments:

  1. The painting is wonderful in every sense!

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  2. Such a beautiful piece Mr.Dean! I can see peace in this piece...:)
    Color Pencil Drawing: Lord Krishna with his mother

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  3. beautiful painting, beautiful tribute!

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  4. Great light, colors, and values in the skin tones. Love the black gesso. Nice tribute.

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  5. Wonderful painting Dean...I just painted a patriotic one too. The more I listen to current events on the news, the more spiritual and patriotic I feel.

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  6. Hi, Dominique and Angela...Thanks for stopping by and your kind remarks. :)

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  7. Thank you, Edward...The three new paintings on your blog are fantastic!!

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  8. Thank you, Megha. I like that..."peace in this piece." :)

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  9. Wow Dean, powerful! What a beautiful paiting.

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  10. Hi Dean, I just discovered your blog thru Katherine Cartwright's blog, and am very glad I did. I've gone thru several of your submissions and thought "I need to post a comment on this one", but thought I'd wait 'til I'd gone thru a few more. When I got to this beauty I could no longer stay quiet. This is beautiful, elegant and perfectly executed. The hands are fantastic and the cropping is right on. The glow that emanates from the hands seems to be rising to the heaven's. Well done! To respond to the title, I do... -Don

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