Thank you Kristina

Time now to continue to support those who are deployed and are redeployed—who continue to serve our country—Time to continue to support our brave men and women because even though my brother is home and even though I continue to celebrate my cousin’s son Jason is now in Afghanistan

My brother and Jason, all who serve, you are in my heart, in my prayers always

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Day 1 of my Our War series: August 1, 2010

MEDIUM: mixed-media hard pastel, soft pastel, chalk, ink on smooth watercolor paper.

A portrait of a Soldier, pencil, color pencil, pastel chalk pencil portrait by Cara Schingeck

This is the first image of an ongoing series that begins today, August 1, 2010, and continues until my brother’s return from deployment to the Middle East.

For my first war drawing I created this portrait of a United States of America Army Officer/Soldier because I believe that this officer/soldier epitomizes all of our troops in our war.

He is skillful-adept, with special ability, possessing special skills;

He is strict-maintaining discipline, rigorous in ensuring rules are obeyed, precise, exact;

He is unerring-unfailingly accurate and correct;

He is faithful-unwavering in belief, believing firmly in something, consistently loyal, consistently trustworthy and especially to a person, promise or duty.

This portrait shows to all of you who I believe are all of our brave soldiers in our war.

I love you H


  • Barbara Cannon  ART.. AKA Barbieville
    Barbara Cannon...over 4 years ago

    wonderful work and a wonderful idea….l hope with all my heart he returns home soon and safely >________________< xx

  • Barbara, thank you for your positive feedback and support of my project, also, I very much appreciate your kind words of support for my brother, I will pass them on to him-I know it will make him feel good to know that you care.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work…

  • Gail and the group, thank you for your comment and for your feature of my artwork…in particular this portrait from my Our War series…a very personal and special work for me. To have others appreciate this piece is a recognition I did not expect or look for but I appreciate very much and I feel as an artist very much humbled by your favorable comment. My Our War series is always for my brother and so even though as an artist I would love to receive your kind and generous words of appreciation of my work it is my brother who has inspired all of my drawings, paintings in this series and without him this series would never have existed. He is the one who deserves all praise, all expressions of praise.
    thank you.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations, wondeful art piece

  • Thank you!

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckabout 4 years ago

  • Niki and all at Contemporary Pastel Painters Group…Thank you very much for featuring my work!

    – Cara Schingeck

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    TEEJAY1309almost 4 years ago

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganalmost 4 years ago


    Thank you for joining our Group and for adding your beautiful artwork to our Gallery.
    Please remember that you can add up to 3 pieces in a period of 24 hours.
    We are looking forward seeing more of your excellent works in the Cafe.

    Miriam Morgan, host

    March 2, 2011

    Please keep an eye on our Challenges
    Just click on the link above

  • Thank you Miriam for the warm welcome

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Shayani Ann  Turko
    Shayani Ann T...over 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this work with us! Congrats on your feature!

  • Cara Schingeck
    Cara Schingeckover 3 years ago

    Thank you for featuring my work. This gallery of work is very important to me, this portait marks the beginning and is very special to me and meaningful for many reasons.

  • My brother was the inspiration then for this portrait for this series and continues to inspire me today for how to be a leader and how to know more about our world I will forever thank him for inspiring my life.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, your BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK
    was FEATURED in our Group!!!

    If you have a little time, be sure to check out your CONGRATULATIONS Forum Topic,
    created just for You!!
    Click HERE Please :)

    Your Host,
    Miriam Morgan

    September 11, 2011

  • Thank you Miriam and the group at Impressionism Cafe for featuring my artwork most importantly this work of art my portrait of my brother on this very significant day September 11th I appreciate your recognition and your appreciation of my art and more meaningfully of my brother’s service of all who serve our country who sacrifice for us all. Your feature of this portrait means much to me. Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Cara Schingeck
    Cara Schingeckabout 3 years ago

    My throat still hurts from my husband’s hands.
    How my brother tried to help me to get out of this relationship
    How hard he worked, how he sacrificed to help me
    Thank you my brother for your gift to me
    I remember what you did for me
    Even today I know
    I remember
    To this day
    I know
    I love you

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