Made in America
40 x 30 Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Canvas
I'm a proud American, thrilled when I see our flag and happy when I see a dedicated cowboy, working or resting. I did a series of American flag paintings because I think America needs to get back to patriotism to our country, not to any party or person. I painted the flag. And I added one of my heroes, cowboys of the American West. It goes back to the Westerns of the 50’s and 60’s I watched as a kid. It's also got a little Jackson Pollock flavor with those exciting splatters, and I decorated it with my own Chuck Middlekauff brand of finishing touches, including my rendering of the art supplies that hung out on the painting while I worked. I like to a leave a little of the painting unfinished - sort of a painting of a painting in progress - and I hope you get a little of the feeling I get when I'm listing to classic rock and roll and country tunes that were blaring in the background.