The final painting is pretty close to this photo and most people would not even recognize any difference, so I am posting this photo until I take one when it is hanging on a wall. A friend has invited me to hang it in his gallery so I am going to do that. The piece is made of 1/2" birch plywood and pine, glue, nails, gesso and acrylic paint. It weighs about 28 pounds and is about 37" in height. I am comfortable with the way the piece turned out. I have wanted to make a smaller version of a tabernacle frame I made and exhibited in Covington and Chicago in 1992. That piece was 6 feet by 4 feet and was painted in oil on board. The wood frame was covered in gold metal leaf.
Mother & Child: An American Icon by F.D. Zigler, oil on board w/gold metal leaf, 1992.
Retired after working with investment securities and portfolios for over 35 years. My interest in politics, history and the economy will provide a jump off for moneythoughts. From time to time I will post pieces of my artwork. I call my artwork political satire and I welcome your comments. I am available to speak or write economic commentary for money managers, brokerage firms or anyone else that thinks my ideas offer something worth while.