02 November 2014

Bang Bang

12" x 24", oil on wood panel, 2014, private collection

This was the painting I mentioned in my post for Children of Mars that I felt worked out much better than that painting, as this one portrays the innocence and vulnerability of the the young men who went off to war* in a simpler and more concise manner.

This is in the Calamity section of my World War One painting project, To the Sound of Trumpets, and it's one of my favourites, conceptually and technically.




*The average age of Canadian soldiers in WWI was 26.

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