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U.S and Iraqi Army Soldiers working and training together in Iraq.

My painting today was inspired by a Department of Defense video I viewed that told the story of U.S. army and Iraqi Army Soldiers working and training together. In the video I saw today the Soldiers were taking a combat bridge apart in order to get hands on training.

I made a portrait of a U.S. Officer and an Iraqi Officer observing and working together on the training

Mixed media: pencil—graphite, pastel


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    Beautiful nicely done and presented in all it’s entirtety Wonderful painting and detail Nice tribute being im ex millitary myself..Nicely done

  • Thank you. I appreciate your comments

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosover 3 years ago

    I like the way the bottom and the top of the work is treated differently, the faces are gentle and the bodies and uniforms are linear…great work

  • Thank you Julie-Ann.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    lovely work Cara – hope you’re able to exhibit these some place and remind the public of all they do.

  • Thank you. I appreciate your feedback

    – Cara Schingeck

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Awesome creation! Nicely done!

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalover 2 years ago

    This is my top favourite of your works in 2011. I appreciate your kind support of my works. Thank you very much. Wish you a merry Christmas and time for resting and reflecting.

  • Marlies Odehnal, thank you for your appreciation of my work and this particular work in my Our War series. Your artwork deserves support and recognition you are an artist I am grateful to know who I respect and admire. Enjoy your holidays as well, Joy to you always

    – Cara Schingeck

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