The ATTACK painting prints

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Now that the court case has been settled, prints are available of this painting.

Last year several people requested how to get a poster of the Confederate painting. It is now on Etsy and the title of the offer is “Tim Desmond designed poster” There is more information there.So, if you know someone who said that they wanted a poster of it, it is now available

The poster is on 24 pound paper and is 24 x 25 inches.

Last week, when this was first advertised, it was up at ETSY as only one print available. There are now twenty [20] prints in stock at ETSY. The site is at:

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Tim%20Desmond%20designed%20poster

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The Attack

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Available from me directly as well as now posted on Etsy, this black & white painting was originally done specifically for a local Sorenson Gallery, Black & White show. All entries were in B & W, including sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, and drawings. It was a great show and a lot of fun. As a Civil War reenactor, I thought a painting of a battle scene in a black & white would look like a large period photograph. It could have been done in a different style, looser perhaps, with splatters and scratches, as if it was a damaged tintype. But, in the end, I didn’t get too crazy with this first one. For that show, there was no red in the 2nd National flag. After the recent Confederate flag uproar, my wife suggested I add the red to the flag.
Having been a member of a reenacting company in the 3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment, a trans-Mississippi regiment in the Army of Tennessee, we portrayed the era of the Atlanta Campaign of summer of 1864. The two flags here show that. The smaller blue flag with center moon and the battle honors painted in white, was a flag in Cleburne’s Division. This is a battle flag pattern that General Hardee designed, and when the entire CSA was changed to the uniform Beauregard pattern of “Southern Cross” in 1864, General Patrick Cleburne refused to adopt. He said his men fought and died for the blue flag for three years. The other flag is the 2nd national CSA flag also called the “Stainless Banner.” It has the Southern Cross pattern in the corner.
This attack depicted could have been in the second phase of Battle of Atlanta, of a company in Govan’s Brigade, Cleburne’s Division, Hardee’s Corps.

The Etsy link is: https://www.etsy.com/listing/242275189/the-attack-oil-based-paint-on-canvas-48

Tim

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THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
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Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1
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Reed’s Tire Painting in Pink Show

Art - Reed's Tires - 2014 -cropped copy
REED’S TIRE SERVICE – Ripperdan September 2014

This painting of Reed’s Tire Service at Ripperdan, will be at the Chris Sorenson Studio’s Pink Show on Thursday January 8, 2015, and there through January 30. This show donates funds to the Craycroft Center for Children’s Cancers at Valley Children’s Hospital.

If you have questions, contact me or comment.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

New Painting

Art - Harvesting 1963 - 2013-06-28Last Saturday this new painting was taken to the Chris Sorenson Studio for the $1000 Mural Competition and Public Art theme “juried” show. This entry is 48 x 48 inches and is painted with oil based enamels on canvas. It is titled “Harvesting 1963” and this scene depicts, partly, my high school summers. I have no idea the response it will get, although Sorenson liked it as he said he drove tractor on the Giffin Ranch.
Coming in two days …… the author interview with Kristen Elise, PhD.
Timothy J. Desmond
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Downton Abbey dreams

This PBS series has been on for a short while, three seasons, which I presume is a measure of some success. So, having recently, discovered that series, and having missed the previous seasons one and two, we went about getting the DVDs for those first two seasons. After watching the entire first season, went to bed and I dreamt of being an English bloke in some farcical situation, as dreams go. The next night we watched part of the second season and for the second evening in a row, I dreamed of being around and in conversation with these similar English blokes. An apparent aberration in a separate dream of the same night, I was getting a coffee and a sandwich at a certain mall lunch spot, and dropped my messy sandwich on the floor and with others watching am on my hands and knees trying to put my sandwich together.

Then later on, during the discussion in the morning, was the realization that in the second season and in the kitchen at Downton Abby, Daisy dropped a platter of game hens [ they were as large as whole fryers] right when the house staff had to serve the dinner. I know that there are many who take stock in deciphering dreams. I am not one of those, but I do believe one’s mind does attempt to dump trash in dreams, much like a computer, and on other occasions attempts to solve problems. Two things on this, which are away from my main point here, are about two different persons I remember who mentioned dreams.  One was a co-worker with whom I had gone to grade school with, said that he had never and does not have dreams. I found that strange. Second person was a painter I met once. She painted large canvases, had a show at “The Met” in our town, told me that she got her subject from dreams. I found her work a waste of paint, no aesthetic value at all and she was Trained at Chicago Art  Institute which was even more astounding. She was quite a sweet person and she had other smaller sized works that I admired.

With Downton Abbey, I found myself becoming involved with the characters, more than usual for me, and even, yes, being moved by their problems. These persons being depicted are my grandparent’s and their parent’s era, which is historically interesting, but has no connection to our American ways living, even if it were about American “blue-blood” “old money” families in New England. My folks on all sides were farmers in the south and California. I will say I had one grandfather in the “Great War” in an Tennessee artillery unit in 30th Division of the American Expeditionary Force. 

So, yes, there is some connection, the production of the visual scenes, whether the estate’s green fields and grounds, attire of the staff, colors, or the earthy English village scenes, what I truly give credit to is the writing. I am reminded of a quote, from whom I do not agree with his politics, but is an answer to much of the above, and for which I am striving in my own writing and art. This from Ezra Pound and I believe it should be the last and most important words of this post. “Move or be moved.” Ezra Pound