Thursday, June 6, 2013

Well, this is my first post.  It is kind of lonely out there right now . . . we shall have to do something about that.

"First Minnesota at Gettysburg" painting

I am in the process of working on a large battle scene from the American Civil War, which will travel East to Gettysburg with my dear wife and I in late June as we sign copies of our picture book, "B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet" and help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the battle.

This is an oil on canvas, 30x48 inches, and it shows the depleted ranks of the First Minnesota Regiment  charging into the Confederate brigade of Cadmus Wilcox and his 5 regiments of Alabamans in the early evening of July 2, 1863.

Close-up photos of this work in progress, as well as further details will follow . . .


  1. Looks good brother. I like the fact you did and aerial view of the 1st Minn's action on the 2nd day of Gettysburg. Other artists have shown the close up of just the regiment, but to put it in perspective...well done. Are you using oils on this?

  2. Thanks!

    I am using oils - and thank goodness, because I can continue to whack away at this until someone buys it.