Saturday, May 28, 2016

En Plein Air: Statue and Trees (Oil, 9 x 12)

It is the Overlooking Point of Forest Park across from where I live. My purpose with the painting was simply to practice painting trees. I selected a big tree with a Holocaust memorial statue nearby. Since there is a high percentage of residents in this neighborhood with Jewish background, evidently they set up the statue there in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. Atrocities like that will affect several generations. So does Chinese so-called Cultural Revolution. However, because of the totalitarian regime, most of the voices have been muffled. How much longer can Chinese tolerate that?

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