Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
8x10 inches
Oil on Masonite panel.

I wanted this to be finished so I could post it for Independence Day, but didn't quite get it finished in time. Although Abraham Lincoln is not one of the founding fathers, he did save the nation, so I thought him appropriate for that day when we concentrate on our republic.

My son, Bob, is an attorney, and I painted this for use on his web site. It will be included with this quote from Mr. Lincoln's second inaugural address. "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

I used a photo I took of the Lincoln Memorial in 2006 as the inspiration for this painting. This was painted using only Torrit grey and white on a black surface.

I am going to enter this in the Torrit Grey Painting Competition. Torrit grey tubes were given out free to artists in some art stores earlier this year. By hosting the competition, Robert Gamblin invites painters to experiment with the first dimension of Gamblin Color Space: VALUE. See how light & dark values can have as much impact as color.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've never seen one of these before! What a great job.
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