BACK FROM THE WARS ~~
I’m Home Again.
New Painting. Oil on Canvas. 24 X 18 inches.
This is a new oil painting filled with rich color from the early sunlight hitting land and man. I guess I’m still a New Yorker at heart, today the 9-11 memorial museum opened on Ground Zero. Apparently they got it right, it’s moving to witness.
This is for the survivors of wars, and for remembering those who did not. I’ve been working on it about a month and this is a good day to call up the importance of vibrant life, of plowing in again, and heading for whatever comes next. Thank you American soldiers, firemen, NYPD, all of you on the front lines…..for your service and your sacrifice.
A returning American soldier. He’s come back from the wars, back from far away places to the farm he had been working the years before he left. Land that is his, and familiar, his friend, his tough enemy, land that he loves and in many ways what he’s been fighting for.
Early this morning in the light of dawn the soldier farmer fires up his old tractor. He plows head-on into land that needs civilizing, that needs him, and filled with the joy of it, he keenly feels his survival.
The house and shop he built get the first rays of sun in the upper left hand corner, daylight pouring through the woods and over the hillside; his pick-up on the road, just emptied from a haul of materials. Center and leading right, his trees, his bridge, still shrouded in mist, lead to his barn and cow. They face his pond in air bright and moist. Bits of blue sky above them signal the beginning of his new day.
Original Oil Painting on canvas (24 X 18 inches)
Available for Sale at
The Hawks Perch Gallery of The Historic Farm Center
Carmel Valley Road at Robinson Canyon Turnoff
5 Miles from the Coast.
Open 11-4 Every Day.