Friday, February 12, 2010

Mother & Child: An American Icon by F.D. Zigler

This week has been a snow filled week for much of the country and I am tired of all this snow. I am going to take it easy today, as I try to take it easy everyday, and recharge my batteries. The football season is over and baseball isn't quite here, and I don't feel like writing about the political-economy today. I am going to post a painting today and leave it at that.

Stay tuned.

Mother & Child: An American Icon, oil on board, 72"x48", wood frame w/gold metal leaf, first exhibited May, 1992, Covington, KY.


Jientje said...

I wish I could get a closer view, there is so much in it.

Julie Schuler said...

That has a really nice texture and subdued color.

moneythoughts said...
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moneythoughts said...

I am sorry if you can't make out the detail. If you click on the image, you will get a larger image to view, and then if you have a magnifying glass (smile) and hold it in front of the picture, you will be able to see more detail. The painting is really a very simple piece. I used Cad Red Med., Ultramarine Blue and white and metallic Gold oil paint. The frame I made out of plywood and pine for the moulding, then I think I covered it with gesso, red primer and then the gold metal leaf. The things weighs too much, and I wish I had made it about two-thirds its size. At four feet, I think it would have been more manageable.

As for texture, I thank you for the comment, but the subdued color was to make it look like it was made during the Middle Ages. : )