New Painting- Ghosts of the Past #5

Ghosts of the Past #5
Encaustic, Photographs, & Graphite on Cradled Birch
12″ x 12″ (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
January 2009

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.)
(click inage to zoom, click title for details)

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!

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3 thoughts on “New Painting- Ghosts of the Past #5

  1. Thank you both so much!! I've been looking for that extra step to move forward with these images & paintings and I think I've found it! Nothing makes me happier 🙂

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