Friday, August 10, 2012

Go Joe!

Finished a small portrait of a war veteran today. You can see the small painting on the easel with the model posing in the background.

Veteran, 3"x 1 1/2", Oil on linen, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2012
This is the G.I. Joe doll I played with as a kid. He did have a beard but it came off while he was submerged in the bathtub wearing his scuba gear. He has a few bald spots too. I should probably complain to the company and ask for a refund- though it has been about 38 years. Probably too late. He is missing an arm too, but when you go to war being lead by a 5 year old, there is going to be some damage. I had nothing to do with the scar on his face; he came that way.