Photoset with 2 notes
A Family History of Violence [The full shot plus two details]
44”x65”, acrylic, graphite and ballpoint on paper.
Photo with 7 notes
Taking a Knee (Painting based of an earlier posted photo),
Oil and acrylic on panel, 36”x24”, 2013
Tonight: Working in the Lewis Gun. Last of the 12 firearms to be painted in this piece. 4-5 more that’ll be drawings only. 1 week until the full piece goes to the framer.
Today’s effort.2” grid squares.
Reblogging this from my other blog.
Detail of: A full history of Canadian infantry firearms WW1 to present.
In progress: the firearms of The PPCLI, WW1 to present. There are other columns: LMG, GMPG, miscellany.
This blog is specifically structured around my work as a war artist, but the long ago genesis might be seen as my time as a grunt in the PPCLI.
There’s not really any drive within my family to serve, though due to obvious motivators, both my grandad’s fought for England (where I was also born).
As part of the “winding down” of my Dad’s mother’s awareness of the world, I’ve recently been given artifacts of her husband’s life. Included here then are two photos” the carrier he served on for part of WW2, (HMS Victorious) and a group shot of the team he worked on for a Tornado variant in his post-war job with BAE.
The BAE shot is paired with the curious synchronicity of my class photo from approximately the same time frame. English fashion parade.
And to start it off, and just for good measure, myself with a C6 during PPCLI Battle School.
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