Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Veterans' Day U.S.A. Three Paintings Oil Mixed Media Canvas 12" x 24"

"Veterans' Day 2012"

This Veterans' Day, and every day, I think it is so important to thank those who gave so much for our country.
I would especially like to thank Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro, Massachusetts, USA.
Sgt. Damon is a friend of mine who is a severely disabled Iraqi War Veteran.  Sgt.  Damon also happens to be a great artist.  On this Veterans' Day I ask you to check out his blog, Sgt. Damon's Art, and thank him for his service and check out his wonderful paintings.  I know he would be thrilled to hear from you.
Thank you so very much.

 "Our Flag"
I left this image "unfinished" because stopping when I did saved the integrity of the piece and gave it the emotion I was trying to convey!
 I am so proud and thankful to all servicemen and women but because my brother is a Marine I have a special fondness for United States Marine Corps.  I hope this painting depicts the huge amount of respect I have for our brave men and women in all the armed forces.  I hope we all will never forget those who gave so much for our country and so many countries throughout the world.
Semper Fi!
This last painting says it all for me.  With all the humility I can muster I dedicate it to all the disabled veterans.  The blue forget me not flowers signify the spring flowers that grew on the graves of many of the World War I servicemen who died to help keep the world safe and free.  This Veterans' Day it is so important that we think of our veterans and try to make time to thank them for their service.


  1. Wow, Michael - your love of country is evident in these very special pieces and your blog entry is entirely inspiring and thought provoking. Thank you - and thank you for directing us to Sgt. Damons blog. Peace and joy to you and yours on this Veteran's Day.

    1. Susan,
      Good morning!
      Getting a"Wow!" from you makes my day!
      Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! As an artist I am tnrilled to be able to show my art world wide on a blog! It makes me so very happy that other artists,like yourself,appreciate my attempts and even inderstand my art. It still amazes me I can follow so many great artists,again like you, from all corners of the earth. Life can be so good.
      A huge thank you for checking out Sgt. Damon's blog and leaving a comment!
      Take care.

  2. Beautiful moving pieces, Michael! Each one has a special feel to it. I did something Veteran's Day related too. Come look.

    1. Hello Joan!
      Thank you so much for dropping by and writing such wonderful comments!
      I am always happy when I see your name on the screen.
      Thank you very much for your support. Your comments make me happy!
      I did check out your great blog and I very much enjoyed your fine tribute to our courageous veterans! I highly recommend others to visit your site.
      Take care Joan and of course keep painting!

  3. Wow---can you ever express yourself perfectly about a subject that really matters. These are outrageously good. I am hard pressed to choose a favorite. Congratulations. I will check your friend's blog.

  4. Good day Celeste!
    A "Wow!" from you! Wow!
    Your wonderful comments are overwhelming! Thank you very much!
    I am always happy to hear from you! Your commnents always make my day! Your excitement and energy are contagious!
    Not only do I love your art but your use of language is spot on!
    Enjoy your Wednesday! Rock on and paint on!

  5. Ciao Michael,
    andrò a vedere il blog del tuo amico...sono contro qualsiasi guerra ma mi sono immedesimata molte volte su chi è costretto a parteciparvi e
    per questo la sua vita viene stravolta...
    Questi quadri sono bellissimi tutti e tre...l'ultimo poi è una vera poesia!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

  6. Ciao Floriana,
    Le vostre osservazioni molto gentili e complementari sempre molto sono apprezzati.
    Grazie mille per visualizzare il mio blog e scriver.
    Ciaoed abbracci il vostro amico,

  7. OMG Mr.Mike I can't believe I found you, my name is Rosaura Rosas and you were my 6th grade teacher. I can't believe it btw you are a great painter really like you're work but I just wanted to tell you that you were a great teacher. Im 25 now and I'll always remember you're class and how great you were!!!!

    1. Rosaura! (Hola amiga!)
      Wow! What a great and wonderful moment to hear from one of my former students! One of the best at that! You!
      You made my day Rosaura! Thank you!
      Thank you so very, very much for your very kind words! I am so very happy to hear from you! I am so glad you remembered me after so many years. I think of all of you all the time!
      I am glad you like my art work. That means so much to me.
      Again, thank you so very much.
      Enjoy your life! Savor every second!
      Imagine finding me on my little art blog! Technology is terrific!
      Take care.
      Your Proud And Very Happy Teacher!

  8. Michael your passion is strong in these paintings. I particularly like the tribute to the flag and the Marine Corp. Outstanding work, They spill over with energy and deep love of country.

  9. Linda!
    So very good to hear from you!
    Thank you for your wonderful comments.
    It is so nice when someone notices passion and emotion in my work. Most of my art is motivated by my emotion and passion. Thanks for telling me!
    Keep making wonderful art.

  10. Michael-I love your flag. I too have a fondness for Marines. Our son served over 10 years in the Corps. My dad fought on Iwo Jima. Semper Fi! Thanks for your comments on my site-please visit again.

    1. Stephanie!
      I am so glad you commented on this work! God bless your son and your dad! I am so happy you liked my flag. As artists we certainly take a chance posting our art for all to see. When I posted this blog I was a bit nervous. Our wonderful troops have given so much to our country and I wanted to make sure my art honored them in some small way! I can see why you have a fondness for Marines! I am so thankful for them! (All USA service men and women!)
      Semper Fi Stephanie!
      (I love your art and your blog! I will visit again!)