Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Last night I put what MAY be the final brushstrokes on my newest First Minnesota painting, which is currently titled, "The Charge - The First Minnesota Regiment and Wilcox's Alabama Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863." Hardly a stirring title, but WHEW!!! I signed it this morning and am preparing to safely carry it with us on our B is for Battle Cry book-signing and history tour.
At Gettysburg we will unveil the painting at a reception for Minnesotans gathered for the re-dedication of the various Minnesota monuments found there. On the 150th anniversary of the actual event, I am honored to be given this chance to share my work and my passion for this subject.
Of course, those who know me will understand when I say that the painting will probably receive a another working over once it is back in the studio - a painting is NEVER done until my dear wife wrenches it from my hands.
Since the previous post, there have been some slight additions and changes to the piece - good luck discerning them. For those who are interested, I intend to reproduce this in some form later this summer.
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