Ghosts of the Past #5
Encaustic, Photographs, & Graphite on Cradled Birch
12″ x 12″ (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
Not currently for sale, please inquire if interested. (Photo credit: Gen. George Thomas and a group of officers at a council of war near Ringgold, Ga., May 5, 1864. 77-HMS-344-2P.)
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Finished this painting tonight! I think this battle is over.
So, as you can see in my previous post, I had glued down two images. One was of these officers and the other was an image of clouds. I wanted to cast a heavy storm above their heads and give these men an outward glow. The General is given an iconic treatment.
I don’t normally like to talk too much about the symbolism and ideas behind my paintings, I like to just put them out there and see what people get from them. I’m happy to discuss when prompted, though!