Thursday, May 5, 2011
Civil War Show
I've been working on pieces for a show of my Civil War work in September. It will be here in Newnan at the Visual and Performing Arts Centre. Most of this type of work is for commission so I don't have much of it on hand at any given time. I'm working on several large new works just for this show, a handful of smaller works and I'll be borrowing two or three commissioned works. This is part of the commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the war. Newnan,like many small towns was directly touched by the conflict with a local cavalry battle and many, many wounded and dead brought into town to the temporary hospitals that were in homes, businesses, churches etc. The image shown is a confederate infantry unit charging into a heavy cloud of smoke. The image is unfinished. When the soldiers are mostly finished, I'll obscure part of them with the smoke. 30x48.