Four ears I have been creating covers for a local community phone book in Lordship, CT. After 12 years it has come to be a reminder of the sacrifices that our troops give. Although not to be elaborate in this execution of this acrylic painting, subtle thin layers of color slowly build up to a low key sunrise on the shore of the famous Lordship Light house with the deliberate symbol of freedom carrying the American Flag and the silhouettes of some troop members in the background made with cool and warm grays. As a customary way for me to prepare the canvas, I use a course bristle painter's brush with acrylic Gesso. Creating my own texture which helps the feel and mood of the surface to compliment the subject being painted. Overlaying muted and tonal whites as highlights as glazes. In raw form no varnish was applied.