Monday, May 25, 2009

Galveston Waits for Ike - WIP

This is an initial layer of a painting that depicts the beach at Galveston just before Ike begins its approach. A fishing pier will be added just at the horizon line. Below is a brief narrative of the painting's key elements.

The granite sentries keep watch in the eternal struggle between land and sea. The looming assault from hurricane Ike is a couple of days off the coast of Galveston, Texas. Allied with the land, we have added a concrete seawall along the border and stationed the sentries in front. A lone pier extends the land over the sea and facilitates the harvest of food from its depths. In the end, the land will stand firm and prevail against the sea, but the pier will fall victim to the violence.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Futile Crescent - Finished

Here is the finished version of The Futile Crescent. The images all point to the long history of war and conquest that has characterized the fertile crescent.
My next painting is a somber view of the Galveston coastline as Ike approaches.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Futile Crescent - Continued

Here is an update to the painting.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Futile Crescent - Continued

This is a continuation of the previous post. The paint is still wet, which causes a glare in some areas of the photo. Essentially, I have added some detail to the crossed sabers, the Mosque on the right side the 50 cal, and the Yusafiyah power plant.