Friday, September 30, 2016

On guard for thee

On guard for thee September 27, 2016 #21
 Final painting my tribute painting to the Alberta Sheriffs

I am a man Backside of #22
Back side of On guard for thee #21

Pencil sketch study of a lone sheriff standing on guard.

5 AM this morning preparing my canvas for a painting

Preparing to paint on the Legislature grounds




September 21, 2016: 5 AM this morning I prepared a canvas using a projector and sketch study I drew last week during one of my outdoor art shows in front of the Alberta Legislature. Titled Stand on guard for thee, this painting will become the new signature image and the last painting to be added to the Fire and Rain art collection. It best represents the spirit of ordinary Albertans as a whole coming together defending, protecting and providing for others during times of sorrow, tribulations and calamities such as the wildfires, storms and flooding this year in Alberta. The spirit of Albertans during times of trouble became a beacon of light and hope for others in need. The Alberta Sheriffs have been very supportive of my efforts to express art on the Legislature grounds.

September, 23, 24 YouTube: Waiting for the paint to dry,  Stand on guard for thee Day 3 and 4 painting. It continued being challenging with the gusty winds.


September, 25: Accomplished Edmonton graphic artist Wei Yew encourages Alberta artists to pass on what they've learned over a lifetime to others. During the Provincial Police and Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony held across the street, I had lots of visitors stop by to watch me paint and hear the stories about the Fire and Rain project. Several families, MLA Dr. Bob Turner and the award winning graphic designer Wei Yew stopped by and shared stories about the Provincial Police & Peace Officer Memorial Monument that he designed in 2006. Wei Yew's Website


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