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Our War: Day 250-20110407 by Cara Schingeck

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I was inspired to create this mixed media painting of the sand storm in Kuwait that occurred on March 25th of this year because my brother took the photo that I used to create my painting.

In other words, my brother was there and experienced the sand storm first hand along with many other people, many other Soldiers.

I first learned of the Kuwait sand storm on March 28th when my brother sent me a You tube video. He was in one of the buildings that I depicted in my painting.

This storm was immense and one that had not been seen in Kuwait for many years. It was a storm like none other ever experienced by many U.S. Soldiers.

I just recently received his photos of the storm so I painted his view of the storm. However, I painted the storm in unreal colors because in my interpretation, from my perspective it was an event that was real yet surreal.

This is my own way of depicting events as I see them because I have know way of really understanding what it was like to be there of course.

mixed media: colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pastel

Light Shining Out of Darkness
William Cowper

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take!
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower,

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

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Comments

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 3 years ago

    great painting, Cara. I’d love to see the original photo.

  • Thank you Hillie

    – Cara Schingeck

  • abigcat
    abigcatover 3 years ago

    Shows the power of Nature and the loneliness of the buildings stretching away into the distance, Leaves one wondering ‘Why?’ :-))

  • I appreciate your comment

    – Cara Schingeck

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 3 years ago
    a very strong piece, the colours are great
  • Maria, thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful image!!

    Sherri:):)
    04-08-2011

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    WELL DONE

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Cherie Roe Dirksen
    Cherie Roe Dir...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful…finding beauty in chaos is what we need right now.

  • Thank you Cherie

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Cara Schingeck
    Cara Schingeckabout 3 years ago

    I think about our storms here at home and our troubles here too then when I begin to complain all I have to do is remember this image my brother holds in his hands

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

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