Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day 2008

Remembering those who fought

"9:40 P.M."
Oil on ca nvas
24 x 18 inches

A sunny and crisp fall day in NYC and the parade is gearing up to march down Fifth Avenue. I always think about my Dad on Veteran's Day - he was one of the thousands fighting in WWII in Europe. With much prodding he told a tale or two but was pretty tight-lipped about his experiences during the war. I can't imagine what this shy, young kid from Brooklyn faced in the early 40's.

This painting, done several years ago, has the Metropolitan Life Tower patriotically lit up in the old red, white and blue, with the Empire State building in the background. Just love the city at night.

A favorite singer/songwriter of mine, Tom Russell, wrote "Veteran's Day", a moving song about the VFW hall up the block, according to the liner notes. Well worth checking out this guy, click here for his website

1 comment:

Joni Taylor said...

WOW!!! I love the "nighttime" scene!