from a dad's view

Photography

Robin, but where’s Batman?

POW! BANG! BOOM! (old School Batman Lingo) This painting really doesn’t fit any of the sound effects unless he had a really bad landing. This was a 15 minutes Miniature Watercolor, measuring in at 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″.  Just doing a little goofing off and thought that a small painting was due. The smallest that I have done was a 1″ x 1″ but lost it…. seriously hard to keep track of the darn things. Anyway I hope you enjoy looking. The reference photo is from Gary Jones at Paint-my-Photo. http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/robin

 


Orange Boats – Watercolor

This was painted from a wonderful photo by Ruth Archer from Paint-my-photo. I have had very little time in the evening for large detailed paintings, so these small quick paintings have been fitting in perfectly for me. I have paintings lined up for both commission and for prints to be made, and hopefully I will start on those soon.  This year I hope to have more Christmas prints, Holiday cards and possibly a calendar of some of my work… I better get busy!

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Devil’s Den – Gettysburg

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Here are a few photos taken from my recent trip to Gettysburg PA.  These are from the area of Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, where one of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place. The sad thing is that this is an amazingly beautiful place, and  if not familiar with the area, a person would have no idea that these same grounds was covered with the blood of Americans.   I never want to forget what took place just a little over 100 years ago, but I also never want these same lands and others, be bloodied by ignorance and evil again. It’s sad to think that some consider race as a reason for hatred and war, but it also warms my heart knowing that so many men and young boys were willing to give their lives to fight against this evil. I will be reading and studying more on this war because I have failed to do so in the past, and this war should be studied and remember by all in order to keep the same mistakes to happen in the future for us, and our children. People are always willing to show the sad and evil side of our past, but fail to show that some men and women are willing to fight and give up their lives, for the good.

On this week of celebration of our Independence, I want to thank all those whom have fought, and continue to fight, not for just our freedom, but for those around the world.

Feel free to use the photos above for reference for your drawings or paintings, I hope to have a few next week of my own.