Tom Wolfe (unfinished.)
18" x24" acrylic on canvas.
Part of a series I'm executing of my favorite writers. Coming up- Capote, Twain and Shakespeare. I normally do this type of work on paper but canvas is cheaper, versatile and can really take a beating.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."
"You ask, What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
More quotes courtesy of this guy.
This scene depicts a bronze pour at a sculpture foundry and features the artists Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz. The painting is about 90% finished (the last 10% is the hardest part.) I chose to work in acrylic because the paint properties make it easier to keep it loose. The trick is to keep it that way. The canvas measures 5' x 6'
The Lord of the Flies was mandatory reading for the post-war generation. I suppose we all saw ourselves as a cross between the reasonable leader, Ralph and his wise and civilized advisor Piggy. A closer look at the "Me Generation" inspired me to place the tail at the back of the head.