Downtown Wandering Series, No.17
" Stones in Dried Blood " 8x10 oil,
The Civil War was a very important event in the South. Across from UTC there is a Confederate Cemetery.
I set two stones in a field awash with dried blood.
Also done in an "Expressionistic Realism" style- giving the essence of the tombstones but in a looser style, colors and lines are freer than Realism.
The original photos were only used to get a sense of shape.
Heavy texturing was done with dark green underpainting (does not show in photo, sorry...)
One of 20 completed for this semester, all using my own photos taken in downtown Chattanooga
C&C always appreciated