The colors of Ukraine keep unintentionally cropping up when I paint something these days.
That must be how deep in by subconscious the Russian war crimes against freedom have me occupied.
Thus came to mind the verse from Jeremiah while I painted, but then it's obviously appropriate for America, this so called Independence Day.
The United States of Afraid, and Anger.
We are more divided that anytime since the Civil War, and there is no civility surviving in this country, in governments, in speech, in media, or in the streets. Right-wing "pro" lifers have rammed their vehicles onto protestors. Right-wing bigots have threatened and disrupted a patriotic parade in Texas with a decorated Marine as grand master. Mass shootings and murders are the norm, not the exception.
What are we "free" from?
Where is the "Peace"?
Today's painting was supposed to be titled, "Storm a' Coming." Not today, that I think about it.