Sunday, July 29, 2007

Standing Out From The Crowd

"Standing Out From The Crowd"
Oil on Linen
36" X 36"

I finished this painting yesterday and delivered to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and with any luck it will be on display for the Indiana State Fair Fine Art Show from August 8-19.

All my paintings have special meanings for me in some way or another, but this one is even more so. When setting up the composition for this, I really wanted the red, white and blue marble to be the focal point. You see, my wonderful husband retired from the Indiana National Guard earlier this year with 24 years of service to our country. Our family is very proud of him and this great accomplishment and of his selfless service. I painted this painting to honor him in my own small way. So congratulations to Sergeant First Class Benjamin Boyles!

I would also like to give a big thank you and Shout Out to Davis Marbles and their family. All these magnificent marbles came from them and are the start of my collection. The craftsmanship, beauty and attention to details really makes these marbles unique! The service and professionalism is fantastic too! Thank you Davis Family!

2 comments:

PAD said...

The "crowd" - marbles are a perfect metaphor for all of humanity are the same but each of us are unique but some of us are destined to stand out more than others.

Reflections and round surfaces . . . delicious and convincing.

Kreativlink said...

Wow! WOW! I love this!