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The Return of the Fallen_2 by richardcgreen The Return of the Fallen_2 by richardcgreen
This is a political commentary on the horrors
of war in general ~ and Iraq specifically. I simply
felt the colors needed to be de-saturated
a bit. Sometimes my Satuate-O-Meter is just
set to a rather high octane...and I eventually hate it!

Original watercolor, on 140lb d'Arches etc etc
rcg
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Again!!
It's one of my saddest pieces,
although to most, it seems happy
with all the bright colors. etc.

richard
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true, most people read bright colors as happy colors , but in my opinion shape is also very important. I mean - those shapes at the center of Your work for example. They're not delicate, They have some kind of pain inside - that's how I see it. ;)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, those shapes are the dead, the fallen in a worthless war,
now covered over by an anonymous shroud, to a land where they will
have already been forgotten. That represents a lot of 'pain inside.'
Especially for their families.

I truly appreciate your follow-up comments!
richard
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really deep subject to talk about. I think You show it in really amazing way. It's hard for me to explain in english what I'm thinking, but I really appreciate Your work!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK you for attempting the English.
You do quite well ~ obviously a difficult subject
for any language. Fortunately, most of my
works a far more suggestive of HUMOR than
of tragedy!!! I'm not a particularly bitter OR
political person. Just wish I could play chess
better...and find a tennis partner.
Thanks for your devout appreciation!!!

Best wishes: Richard
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to do my best ;)
By the way , Your gallery is relly interesting :giggle:
It's good to show Your feelings and thoughts by art.

Greetings :)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AS is said in English, one might say I
Wear my Heart on My Sleeve. ie: I have no
trouble expressing my emotions. Comes from
my mum!

Thanks for writing...
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
sweet
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DreamWeaver222 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Ricard,

The Award Central judges' Panel is proud and honored to present to you our Merit Award of Excellence "The Return of the Fallen 2" for artistic excellence. It has now been placed with honors in our Merit Award of Excellence Gallery.

To view judges' comments and to pick up your award certificate please go to the following [link] .

On behalf of all of us at the Award Central group
Congratulations Richard. !!!!!
Tricia :)
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JuneNasaki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This is insanely amasing drawing....
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
INSANE is a good choice of words, as this piece ~ perhaps
you read what I wrote ~ deals with the insanity of war.
Glad it stopped you, long enough to write me! THANKS...

dick g
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DreamWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
It conveys sadness and despair to me, yet there's that warm feeling behind it all... like there's still hope for us to grow up (not for those who lost their lives, though). Thank you for moving me with your art.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably one of my all-time favorite paintings, you have
felt exactly what I believe one should feel. I was in college
during the Vietnam War years, and I remember the suffering,
the anxiety...and we all believed the US would never, never,
NEVER get involved in a worthless war. But we were so wrong.
But I guess the idea is to conserve some hope ~ you used the
right word ~ that some day, war will be forever a thing of
the painful past.Thanks so much for writing, and such thoughtful
word! Best always:

dick g
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DreamWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   General Artist
:hug:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts behind it. I always like art better that way. A colorful connection from human to human through paper or canvas.
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Your wonderful work was selected for the voting of the members choice "Traditional Art" 11-2012 on :iconwater-dreams: [link]
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Beautiful painting for a subject so terribly sad! Love how the colours burst into each other! Fab!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It's one of my all time faves too.
Appreciate your kind comments!!!

dick g
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
A pleasure! :-)
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, war is truly horrifying. Great painting
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've only heard about them. Couldn't
stand being in one. Thanks so much for the
great comments, the first certainly is true!!!

dick g
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the same for me.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
well done
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
that's truely wonderful :clap:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It's one of
my favorite paintings!! Have a nice
day, please!

dick g
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
It's a really amazing work, love this too :hug: and I wish you also a wonderful sunday :hug:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Could look at this one forever!........It may be political ....but it's certainly beautiful!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
</b> One of my faves. THANKS to you!!!
I'm glad your weather has improved.
We may hit close to 90F today....but it
has been cooler! </b>
later: dg
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Why thanks to me Dick?....Tomorrow it is going to pour down and we may have flash floods...again!!Where is summer???....
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scratch that part about 'improved weather!'
Summer is still HERE!!! That's for sure....

dick g
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happychipmunks Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much Esra!!!
Very kind of you!

dick g
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