Monday, December 1, 2008

Last Detail 12.5x16 pastel on wallis paper

We were in Hana on a family vacation when I came across this group of soldiers in formation marching down the street.  They were leaving a funeral of one of their own.  It always struck me that the last man was alone.  I will not forget this scene.  
I did this awhile back and just needed to finish up a few things.  It was time.    


6 comments:

Connie Kleinjans said...

Wow, you really got the lushness of Maui. And the posture of the marines. Nice.

VanDerHoekArt said...

What a great memory and this is a beautiful pastel to remember the moment by! I'd like to see it in person.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful painting - very moving.

rob ijbema said...

beautiful moving and a very interesting composition

silvina said...

Very moving, Dori. It speaks volumes about how we mourn alone. No one can really share the ache with us. Nice composition too.

Kate said...

I have always loved looking at this painting in your studio. It is beautiful.