Are You A Hero? A new release by Nebraska Artist Tim ONeill
Many of you know that I am a huge fan of Norman Rockwell. I love not only his technique specific to illustrative painting but more than that, his unique story telling ability. I wanted to portray a soldier hanging out after a parade and show him in the eyes of a small boy. While there are certainly some more graphic and emotional ways to handle this I wanted to keep it light and positive. Noah, the small boy that modeled, is my youngest boy and is about seven in this painting. I had been working on this for awhile and recently completed it for my “Limbo Gallery”. The limbo gallery is a place that I have put the paintings together that I have had in various stages of completion. The goal is to complete all of the paintings before the end of the year 2009. I looks like I will make it.