Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Workin' in the New Year

To all who see these presents...Greetings and Happy New Year!
I've been a busy little beaver lately, working on some graphic illustration projects (images to come upon publication) as well as the normal "fine art" things in the studio.
Here are two little oil sketches I've been working on, and I think they'll be complete shortly. They are based on photos and sketches I did while in Afghanistan, and depict a couple of artillery Marines in India Battery, 3rd Bn 11th Marines at Fire Base Thunder, now known as "Fiddler's Green".

The first one, in process:
The Basic Sketch and color block-in...


More color and detail...

a detail of the face and hands in the curious light made by the camo netting...

The Second painting, in process: the basic sketch and color block-in...

More color, and a little more detail (but not too much in the end, I hope...)

4 comments:

Mike Sears said...

Sgt Battles excellent work as always, truly outstanding. Keep up the good work.

CWO4 Sears (ret)

Gloria said...

Really nice paintings, reminds me of the photos I used to get from my husband while deployed. Happy painting!

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 01/04/2010 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Kristopher Battles said...

Thanks, Gunner Sears!
It means a lot, sir, coming from a Marine, and especially an historian and one who's been there...!