Honor Flight Salute - World War II
14 x 11
Oil on canvas panel
Continuing my "Salute" series I am featuring a World War II veteran. When I asked him to pose for me with a salute he got this stern look on his face like he really meant business. He was in a wheel chair with an American flag attached to the back of his chair. I am sure there will be a larger painting of this guy with his flag. I think both compositions are perfect for this series.
This project started in my mind featuring only World War II veterans. Then, as I visited the World War II memorial and saw the vets from other wars...from other times I realized that the feeling I wanted to convey and the pride for their country and what they had accomplished was timeless. So I have broadened my "Salute" Series and I welcome veterans...old and young...I ask them to salute and I am amazed by the way their demeanor brightens.
So I continue...