Our War: Day 06-20100806 by Cara Schingeck

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I recently published an article on Examiner.com filled with resources for Soldiers, veterans and military families
Community resources for military and their families

pencil, pastel chalk pencil portrait of a United States Soldier returning from war who has surprised his daughter at her school, he is in his uniform and she has jumped into his arms and holds him tight…

my inspiration for this drawing came from an image I saw on the video by Waterman Pictures on YouTube uploaded on May 10, 2010; “Our brave men and women are coming home from war, surprising their loved ones. A compilation of my favorite soldier homecoming videos. May they all come home safe!!!”


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  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoqueabout 4 years ago

    Cara this brings tears in my eyes. You captured with your shining painting the complete palette of all emotion involved. This is very beautiful and moving.
    Your project is moving and important.
    May your brother come home into arms like this and all other soldiers too.

  • Ruth, thank you for your comment. Thank you for your words about my brother as well…I cried when I made the work…I cry quite a bit doing research as well and even though I have always worked in a gestural or active manner because for me it allows me to work for intuitively, I will say that sometimes this project of a drawing a day while my brother is deployed and seeing so much ugliness and sometimes very emotional moments of war that I can only emotionally handle working on a drawing quickly in order to get somewhere close to finishing it because I become so overwhelmed looking at the faces…hard to explain. take care and enjoy your day!

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Christina Rodriguez
    Christina Rodr...almost 4 years ago

    i luv this it’s so beautiful…..i am being honest, it made me cry…..

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    simply beautiful

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckalmost 4 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    NOVEMBER 24th, 2011
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you featuring my painting of a soldier’s homecoming today in Painter’s Universe in which I also include an article I published on Examiner Tacoma filled with resources for Soldiers, veterans and military families http://www.examiner.com/downtown-in-tacoma/taco...
    Community resources for military and their families

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Your welcome

    – Cara Schingeck

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