Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Nation Under God! Original Pastel

Karin Jurick gave us another challenge on Different Strokes from Different Folks - the Capitol of the United States. Another complicated and detailed subject matter that is kind of out of my comfort zone. I knew if I was going to participate in this I had to simplify it so as not to drive myself crazy with all the details - so the stars and stripes aren't perfect - the building may even be leaning a little, it may not have all the windows and doors in the right place - but I like it. As I was looking at the reference picture this image came into my mind. This has taken about 3 hours to do - it's very sketchy compared to what I normally do but that is intentional.

One Nation Under God!
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
Pastel on Velour Board
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I've entitled this "One Nation Under God!" I started to write a long post about the direction our country is going and the reason for the troubles we are seeing but it basically comes down to this:

Our nation, the United States of America, was founded by people who believed in God. "In God We Trust" they said. I believed God has blessed this nation for believing in Him and we need to get back to the basics - "One Nation Under God!" It sure would solve a lot of the problems we have today.

11 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You've really done a nice job with Karin Jurick's DSFDF paintings.
Nice work here.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Mary! I'm glad you stopped by.

Dean H. said...

Very well painted and very well said....

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks so much Dean - that means a lot! I love yours too - very nice.

Pattie Wall said...

I like your creative rendition of this week's challenge! And if the building is tilted a little, well, in real life, maybe it is!

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Pattie - thank you - LOL I think you might be right.

Marsha Robinett said...

Karen,
I really like what you've done here. The use of the American Flag is perfect...not just for the subject but for the times.

A perfect reminder of what our country stands for, the importance of the flag and the history that has been made in the White House.

You've told quite a story here.

dominique eichi said...

AMEN IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY !

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Marsha - I'm glad the story came across. I think sometimes people forget or would like to forget that our country was built on Christian beliefs and values. That kind of change we don't need!

Thanks Dominique - I appreciate you comment so much!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Karen - That is wonderful! A very difficult project to tackle in pastels and you did a great job.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Regina! It was fun to do and since I had in mind what I wanted that always makes it easier.