16 December 2014

Armistice Day, Toronto 1918

16" x 16", oil on masonite panel, 2014

I wanted to include at least one painting of actual joy in my 100-painting project inspired by World War One and, when I saw this picture of a young girl celebrating Armistice Day in Toronto, I couldn't resist. I colourized the flags to add some cheer to the picture but I kept the rest monochromatic for that patina of history.

This was the very last painting I did for To the Sound of Trumpets (in the Remembrance section) and it was finished (and still wet) about four hours before I hung the entire show on November 10 (the show opened the next day).

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