Blackamoor Arsonal [sic] by Ebonoir
2018 | 11.375 x 8.375 inches | acrylic, reused hardback book cover, polyurethane | signed and dated front and back
This is a Civil War painting of a black artillery gun crew in action. This is "a first rate folk art painting", it took me 3 days to create this one. The colors & clarity are stunning and it has a beautiful glossy clear-coat on it. The sergeant's medal has an eagle on it, the center of the exploding cannonballs in the air and the ring of smoke fired from the cannon are made with built up paint. Also, the flag pole & tree trunk have fine wood grains to them and the white highlights on the face of the sergeant are washed out some by the camera. The ends of the cannon ramrod have small circles on them to represent sponge material and as an added "naive touch" the sergeant's watch face has the name "Timex" on it which didn't exist during the Civil War, but was a great American maker of watches in the 20th century. The flame coming out of the cannon has fine red & yellow waves of color in it too. (which ties in with the red & yellow in the arial bursts and the sun as well). There is some shading on the tree trunk and on the solid green pars of the tree leaves as well.