Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Sgt. Pete Damon

A Time for Honoring was painted by Sgt. Pete Damon, a wounded Iraq War Veteran, to honor Memorial Day, a day in which we set aside to honor our war dead.  You can get more information on this painting, including purchasing details by going to Sgt. Damon's website.

Each year, many community organizations place flags on the graves of deceased veterans.  I have memories of doing this with my son's scout troops as well as my husband's Army Band unit.

Take time today to pray for all our beloved dead, especially those who died in war.

4 comments:

Carol@simple_catholic said...

Hi Dymphna,

I just wanted to stop by to tell you how much I appreciate your blog. I don't comment very often, but your poems and art are very inspiring. I've also started to show and read many of your posts to my 6-year-old for teaching art appreciation as part of his home-schooling!

God bless!

Dymphna said...

Thank you so much, Carol! Art, poetry and music appreciation are so important.

Barbara said...

That's a wonderful picture. I like the brush strokes and lighting - and the subject matter, too.

Dymphna said...

I've always been fascinated by paintings where you can see the brush strokes. It is like getting inside the mind of the artist while they are painting it.

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