I am nearing the completion of a large project that has been my primary focus for several weeks. I am posting some of the photos to show the process behind the work and begin promoting the event, which is at the end of July.
About a month ago, I was contacted by the folks at Mercury One, a charity organization founded by Glenn Beck. I have been asked to create a painting for the upcoming online auction to raise money for the Restoring Love event in Dallas this July. After much brainstorming and communication with Mercury One, I have come up with a design that illustrates their mission and their goals to preserve the integrity of America and our culture.
Here is what I have so far.
This is the color layout for the first layer.
Graphics studies for Mercury One and Restoring Love.
This is the final concept sketch for the paintings. A variety of iconography from Mercury One, Restoring Love 2012 and the 1791 clothing line by Glenn Beck have been included throughout the composition.
The finished piece of art will be a triptych, composed of three canvases (30 x 40 inches each).
This is the center canvas. In the foreground is farmland that I am working on. Text will be added across the bottom. In the center is a buffalo graphic from Beck's 1791 clothing line. There will be text for the Bill of Rights across the top.
This is the right hand panel in the triptych. The gold circles are the lids of mason jars, symbolizing self-reliance and self-sufficiency rather than dependence upon government.