Posts tagged: fine art

Omaha Beach Painting

A while back I did a painting for a World War II veteran who had landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day + 3.  He was a delightful gentleman and had interesting tales to relate about his experiences in the war.  He wanted a painting that he could put in his front room that would be a remembrance of the D-Day invasion without the gore and horrors.

This oil painting now serves as a conversation piece, and depicts a non specific location on Normandy that makes visible the various elements of the terrain, such as the beach, the sea wall, the bluffs and hedge -rows.

Normandy_Omaha

Typical terrain at Normandy Beach

I am an ardent history buff when it comes to World War II.  I will be posting some of my paintings that are dedicated to that subject.  I wish I could focus on that full-time.  We must always remember, we must always be proud, we must always be prepared, so we can always be free.  Thanks to those who have sacrificed so much for the cause of freedom around the world.

D-Day painting detail

A young soldier facing the task