I dreamed Tom Petty was in the Metropolitan Museum, New York City, Dixie 45 in hand, contemplating the post-Civil War painting "Veteran in a New Field." Winslow Homer made this masterpiece very soon after Robert E. Lee surrendered on 9th April 1865, and 5 days later Lincoln was assassinated. It evokes southern rural idyll, but ironically this is a northern veteran recently returned from the war. The bulk of the soldiers on both sides were farmers. This painting also alludes to the Grim Reaper, a pre-condition of every war.
My day is complete if I can behold this painting and listen to "Southern Accents" not forgetting the beer, of course.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm