Thursday, December 28, 2006

Waiting for a Flight Part Two

A couple days ago, I once again had time on my hands, as I waited to catch a flight to somewhere else in Iraq . I saw a marine playing a game on his Playstation, and found it interesting visually, and historically as well (this is something that you just didn’t see in past wars…)

I hope to use this sketch to paint a larger work in oil, when I get back home to the studio. I’ll show you the finished product, if and when I finish it...


Anonymous said...

Kris, Your work is awesome, and it is very interesting to live this vicariously through you. We are back in the Gallery and having a great time now. Keep up the great work. We are proud of you! David and Rachel Thompson

mdfay said...

Kris, Wow, keep it coming....this stuff is the artistic version of name-taking and heart-breaking. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

So many things in this war are different due to technology - so glad you are capturing them.

Your work is inspiring.

God Bless!

Kristopher Battles said...

Happy New Year!

The kids and I are thinking of you and praying for you to return home safely to us SOON!

We love you,
: ) Kelly & the kids

Bag Blog said...

Not too many people have seen their sons carrying guns, but we have all seen our sons playing with a Play Station/Gameboy. This drawing touches us all and brings home a common-ness. I love the contour drawings as well as the watercolor - you are right about wc being unforgiving, but I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

I wonder what the soldiers of past wars did with their time - wrote home to wives and sweethearts, maybe. Look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Keep safe!

Jo Castillo said...

Kris, thanks for sending pictures home. We look forward to them.

Anonymous said...

Kris you have sold out! I hope youy at least got a Sony Playstation 3 out of the deal.. if you didn't maybe you could say it was an XBOX 360. Hope all is going well!