Stars and Stripes - Memorial Day 2014
8" x 8" Oil on cradled panel
On this Memorial Day remembering all of the brave men and women who gave their lives in the defense of our country. I've painted this flag several times each year for the last few years. It was the flag that was presented to my dad upon the death of his dad who served in both World Wars.
Last night was the opening of "The Maine Event" at the Boulder Street Gallery on Tejon Street
here in Colorado Springs. Thanks so much to Jennie and Terry, gallery and frame shop owners!!
We decorated the window to look as much like coastal Maine as possible.....it was amazing that here in Colorado we found/had buoys, fishing nets, an old lobster trap, a plastic lobster, lobster man boots,
and a yellow lobster man slicker!
We covered the gallery walls with our Maine paintings.
And our friends, family, locals who used to live in Maine and heard about the show,
and many more came to our first Friday opening.
Thank you all who came. Thank you all who came "vicariously". Thank you all who
sent messages that you'll get there before the end of May.
Thanks to the other 7 artists. What a great group with which to paint, to travel,