15 December 2014

"Send More Men"

"Send More Men"
16" x 12", oil on wood panel, 2014

During the exhibition of my WWI painting project at Macaulay Church, these two were hung in the middle of the same panel as the Wounded mini series, the subversion of a propaganda poster in the painting above serving as a macabre punchline of sorts.

When I was doing The Devil's Harvest section (as a 24-hour painting marathon of PEC soldier portraits), I found myself painting way ahead of schedule (I'd planned to complete one portrait per hour, on average), so to keep occupied and still have something to show viewers (the event was streamed live online) I started and completed the painting above.

Buried
16" x 20", oil on wood panel, 2014

“…Each man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
John Donne



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