Memorial Day Painting

Happy Memorial Day!  I love my country. Grills are fired up, flags are waving, pools are splashing…but aside from all the celebration it is also an important day to remember…and honor.

Today I give thanks for all those who have fought for the freedom that I have.

As a tribute, I painted a canvas. A big one! I gathered up the ” Memorial Day” newspapers.  I adhered the papers to a large canvas.  Aside from the mattress sale ads…the newspapers showcased stories of sacrifice and honor.  I thought that to be an important layer of the piece.

I painted the stripes…

And the stars…in my own style. I wanted the newspapers and the words to show through the paint.

I added patriotic words in the red stripes.  Words on words. I truly thought about the true meaning of the holiday as I painted. I wanted all my energy to flow into the piece…

When I finished, I put it in my garden. I feel it makes a statement.  It says to me “Memorial”.  It is my tribute.

Enjoy the holiday!

xox lisA

 

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