There's a tale to be told here. The expression "Thin Red Line" refers back to a battle where a few hundred men defeated a Calvary of thousands. 'Little defeats big' makes for such a good story.
This painting stands for holding firm despite limited resources. How do you think the story ends? A)Continuing to struggle heroically or B) Kicking Butt or C) Wah?!! You lost me.
It's the first oil I finished once I got used to working with the paints and they have completely changed my process. I've been able to relax, let things dry, pick them up again later, stop stressing about "mistakes", smear, rub and even 'draw' on my canvas directly from the tube.
Something you can't tell from the internet is how good the weight of these stones feel. The quality too, just doesn't show up in a photo. Some things are just better in person.
More about pink. It's starting to work in my creations. I'm putting it in and getting that 'glow' I was hoping for instead of a saccharine look I was fearing. "Thin Red Line" has a layer of pinks under the golds that affect the lighting of the finished piece.