Memorial Day

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We in the United States mark this day as the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season, but Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering all Americans who died in defense of freedom. This is my tribute to the fallen. It’s painted from a photo taken of an anonymous torpedo plane from VT-8 Squadron that took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on June 4th, 1942 and didn’t return. Acrylics on watercolor board.

More Aviation History

earhart

Amelia Earhart may be history’s most famous missing person, but earlier in her life she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She did it on May 20, 1932, flying a Lockheed Vega 5B. Here’s a slightly romanticized view of her accomplishment. Watercolors on Arches paper.

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Unity and Order

Lilies

On Easter, our daughter brought us some fresh cut lilies. When I put them in a vase they were a tangled mass of leaves and stems. So I organized them into a more even appearance by rearranging everything on paper. The result is a sense of order as the leaves and flowers in various stages of bloom flow along in the same general direction. I used three colors: Hookers green, turquoise and yellow. Watercolors on Arches paper.

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