U.S. Military Memorial Tribute Paintings Are Completed After 10 Years

Military Memorial Tribute Paintings by Charles Kapsner

Back in 2015 I shared with you the first three paintings of five commissioned by The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association to embellish their Committal Hall. The large oil paintings by artist Charles Kapsner were created to honor of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Air Force and took over ten years to complete. At the time I first introduced you to these, only The Army, The Navy and The Coast Guard paintings had been completed. Now, all five are finally finished. Read more

For Dog Tag Brewing, Every Day is Memorial Day

Dog Tag Brewing Legacy Lager

While some of us honor and celebrate the lives and legacies of military heroes who died in service to our nation during two holiday weekends a year (Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day), there are companies who support and honor them all year round. Dog Tag Brewing and their Legacy Lager is one of them. Read more

It’s Memorial Day. Why I Am I Not On One Of These?

amazing yacht pools

While barbeques, beach bonfires and days at the park are lovely ways to spend Memorial Day*, I think that lounging by one of these superyacht swimming pools and spa pools would be preferable to a hedonist like myself. Read more

U.S. Military Memorial Tribute Paintings, Sketches and Studies by Charles Kapsner

Military Tribute paintings by Charles Kapsner

Almost 8 years ago now, The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association commissioned artist Charles Gilbert Kapsner to design and paint five large oil paintings to pay tribute to the men and women of the five branches of the United States Military: Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy. Read more

Military Inspired Art, Products and Design For Memorial Day Weekend.

military inspired art and design

For this Memorial Day Weekend, here’s a selection of various posts related to Military inspired art and design objects and home decor. Each post is an in-depth look at something inspired by those who served, their dedication and bravery. Read more

Memorial Day Posts: Military Inspired Design, Art and Objects.

memorial day

Over the past few years I have written various posts related to Memorial Day and Military-related or inspired objects and art. Each post is an in-depth look at something inspired by those who serve, dedication and bravery. Read more

30 Pieces of Poignant and Uncensored Art by US War Veterans.

uncensored art by war veterans at if its hip its here
above: Autobiography (02) by Maurice Costello

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I wanted to share with you some moving pieces of sculpture and art by US War Veterans. Read more

‘Made In China’, A Soldier’s Portrait Created With Over 5500 Plastic Toy Soldiers.

joe black's made in china

Artist Joe Black’s Made In China was created using using more than 5,500 toy soldiers.The portrait is of a Chinese soldier boy taken by well-known photojournalist Robert Capa and appeared on the May, 1938 cover of LIFE magazine. The colored, molded plastic toy soldiers used in the project were manufactured in China, hence the title “Made in China”. Read more