Friday, November 18, 2016

Marines on the MEU

I recently had another great opportunity to go out to the fleet and sketch Marines in their natural habitats. Though the trip was part of my job as an artist for the Navy Art Collection, I of course came across Marines on the LHD (USS Bataan, LHD-5), training for an upcoming deployment with the 24th MEU. These are modest and few, but I thought it'd be appropriate to post them here in this venue.  It's all about the sketchpad, after all-- drawing what you see on location.




In the next month or two, I will have completed several full-color oil paintings and sketches based on what I saw on board the Bataan.  Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

These are beautiful and touching. The Marines are 241 years old this year. Thanks….

christian soldier said...

good to 'meet' a fellow artist--
thanks to Gecko--
C-CS