Friday, April 8, 2011

My First Military Commission

Here's a commission I recently finished. I thought the lighting was really striking in the photo reference I got. It was an interesting challenge to try to maintain the simplicity of the lighting across the complex grouping of the troops. Hope you like it!

















"Lieutenant-Colonel Conrad Mialkowski addressing his troops in the Mojave Desert during pre-deployment training for Kandahar." oil on canvas, 18"x 24"

Source of Reference Photo: 1 RCR Ready to Deploy
National Defence. With the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, 2010.

8 comments:

Julie in the studio said...

That is an extremely sensitive painting! Well done!(I am referring to the painting and not the content, though they both are subject to my adjective.)
Very sophisticated.

Katie said...

Amazing work! So very detailed and the chosen colours are perfect.

sara sniderhan said...

stunning kristy! very mature and emotive

Joseph Cross said...

amazing. A Ton of emotion.
God Bless

Kevin said...

I think you're officially a master painter. I hope I get to see this one when I get home. I'm painting in Switzerland right now. Crazy stuff.

3darchitect said...

Wonderful recession and light. Amazing colour considering the subject material is drab khaki and sand!

Bruce Trewin

Kristy Gordon said...

Aww, thank you all so much!!

Bill Sharp said...

Fantastic piece!