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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cannon Crew

Cannon Crew

Oil on linen/panel, 2010, 5"x 7"


This painting was my first attempt at painting in this 5"x 7" format, then I set it aside for awhile. I thought I would try it out in black and white and see what happens. This painting is of three soldiers from WWII firing off a cannon. I really liked the intensity of this moment, the shooting of the cannon and with it, all that it implies (the shell is going to land somewhere...), with its fierce explosion causing two members of this team to shout, while the third merely just tries to hang on to his bucket. Humanity puts people in strange situations at times...


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