Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Foster Park Gazebo Illustrations

I've been working on drawings toward my 2014 calendar, and just completed the drawing for my May page of the Foster Park gazebo. This  is a scene of Foster Park on a past Memorial Day.If you look very closely, you will see my parents, waiting for the parade and onlookers to fill the park eventually. Memorial Day is an honored tradition in Afton, complete with a featured speaker, band music, taps, blessings and a special ritual honoring our war dead  (  notice the white crosses in the foreground, awaiting the wreaths placed on them by the scouts, honoring each member of the community who died in service of their country).
Afton Gazebo, B&W,2013

I've completed this drawing in time to donate a large, colored print to a benefit, honoring a valued member of our community, Afton Electrician, Mike Sickler, who will be greatly missed, not only for his work ethic and dedication, but also for his quiet friendliness.
Afton gazebo, color, 2013

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