New Painting- Ghosts of the Past #5

Ghosts of the Past #5
Encaustic, Photographs, & Graphite on Cradled Birch
12" x 12" (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
January 2009

Not currently for sale, please inquire if interested.  (Photo credit: Gen. George Thomas and a group of officers at a council of war near Ringgold, Ga., May 5, 1864. 77-HMS-344-2P.)
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Finished this painting tonight!  I think this battle is over.  
So, as you can see in my previous post, I had glued down two images.  One was of these officers and the other was an image of clouds.  I wanted to cast a heavy storm above their heads and give these men an outward glow.  The General is given an iconic treatment.  

I don't normally like to talk too much about the symbolism and ideas behind my paintings, I like to just put them out there and see what people get from them.  I'm happy to discuss when prompted, though!


3 Responses to New Painting- Ghosts of the Past #5

  1. jamie you seemed to have tapped into a new well of creativity...all of these new pieces are amazing!

  2. Jamie you are excelling yourself! This piece looks etheral.

  3. Thank you both so much!! I've been looking for that extra step to move forward with these images & paintings and I think I've found it! Nothing makes me happier :)

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