Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day - Seat Of Honor

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

This is my submission to WDE at Wet Canvas. The reference photo was graciously submitted by Desiree.

The original photo showed a beautiful elderly couple sitting on a bench. There is something uplifting about seeing a couple like this. I compels me to consider all they have seen and been through.
I changed things by adding the uniform and flag to create a Memorial Day tribute to the military heroes. I hope the painting honors all who fought for the US and all the faithful partners who stuck with them throughout it all.

Despite all the ugly rumors, American pride is still alive and well. God bless all who are in the service of our great country...and all who ever were.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!


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  1. This is a lovely tribute Dean!

  2. Hey Dean!... WE sure are "on the same page" these days... subject-wise!

    So much to be grateful for... to so few!

    Remembrance... or Veteran's Day.... should be EVERY day in all of us who enjoy the freedom they preserved for us!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  3. I like the feeling, the knowledge and pride of this painting.
    And also with your message too!

  4. Wonderful, Dean! Your painting and your words have touched my heart deeply. Have a wonderful Memorial Day.


  5. A beautiful and touching piece, Dean. Thank you...

  6. Outstanding piece Dean. Warm wishes to you on your Memorial Day.

  7. AMEN to that. Such a beautiful piece. I love the elderly couple in this for it portrays commitment, dedication, loyalty, endurance, courage but ultimately LOVE. Blessings to you this memorial day.

  8. a wonderful painting! I am amazed that you can add the uniform--and make it look correct. Exceptional!

  9. A wonderful touching painting Dean.

  10. A very clever idea, Dean. It is patriotic in a gentle way!

  11. Great work Dean
    Very moving.
    All the very best to you.


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