Book Published

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Book of my selected works finally published

Best place to order from is
Art Of Robert Tracy

Published in: on November 17, 2007 at 12:36 pm  Comments (4)  

Happy 232nd Birthday Marines!

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I know that the Marine Corps Birthday is November 10,

but there are Marines in parts of the world who are celebrating now.

Semper Fi! Marines.

Published in: on November 9, 2007 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marines at War

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Graphic by Robert Tracy

Published in: on November 7, 2007 at 6:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Master Work

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Marvin Steel
Traditional Flamenco Bulerias
Oil on linen
30 x 38″
2007

Not being an art critic I can only show what I consider to be a masterpiece.
As a matter of fact, if I were qualified to critique this work, I think I’d be speechless.
Please click the link Marvin Steel for a much larger view of this painting, and some close-ups.

Also Click on the link Marvin Steel on the right side board. It will take you to Mr. Steel’s other work.

Published in: on November 1, 2007 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Welcome

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In Marine Corps boot camp, if you are ordered, for whatever reason, to see the DI you knock LOUD. Then the DI says “ENTER!”

On the porch of our house this mat is what you see at the front door.

When you enter our house you don’t get the Marine Corps slogan: “Duty, God, Country”.

You don’t get JFK’s evil idea: “…ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Like what? To go to Vietnam? How is it that Kennedy, a Democrat, got us into that war, and it became a Republican war?

No, this is our welcome mat. Here you’ll be offered the secular Marine Corps slogan: “Honor, Courage, Commitment”.

ENTER!

And welcome aboard.

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 6:29 pm  Comments (3)  

Living in the 1950’s

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Camera: Canon EOS XTi
October 25, 2007

A corner in my house that tells a story. This is the kind of wonderful way life was in the 1950’s.

The milk-man would drive his truck up to our house and leave a bottle of milk. Along the way, someone might stop him to buy a bottle or a case of milk. He’d stop and help put the milk in the buyer’s car.

This is a 1950 Borden’s Milk truck. The car is a 1940 Ford.

Everyone was nice to one another.

Published in: on October 25, 2007 at 4:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flamenco Guitar

This is one of my favorite styles of music. Since a child it has been.

Later, Ayn Rand described Spanish music (not specifically Flamenco) as having “passionate intensity”.

Paco de lucia is the best of it. Incredible talent!


Published in: on October 22, 2007 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Introducing Trent Grasse

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Fine Art #1

Mr. Grasse is a Master Photographer. Click on the image for a larger view of this work. It shows a cross-hatching technique that I admire and find fascinating.

 

See his site at Trent Grasse
He doesn’t title his works, so search his site. He makes ordinary things look extraordinary.

See his Portraits #’s 1 and 6.

And the incredible not-to-be-taken-for-granted photo #16 at his Recent Work.

 

Published in: on October 20, 2007 at 1:20 pm  Comments (1)  

A TITAN

“I wanted to share with you what we saw in Washington DC last week. We toured the Mall and made the usual stops at the WWII Memorial, the Wall, Lincoln Memorial, etc.

“At the Vietnam Wall we saw something unbelievable. We noticed three small index cards at the base of the Wall.

“I knelt down for a closer look and noticed that a 4-star general’s rank was pinned to each card.

“The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs had laid down his rank for his boys who died in Nam.

“Oct 1 was the day he stepped down as Chairman.”
-Anon

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If you can’t read it here’s what General Pace wrote on October 1, 2007:

1 OCT 2007

“FOR GUIDO FARINARO, USMC
THESE ARE YOURS – NOT MINE!
WITH LOVE AND RESPECT,
YOUR PLATOON LEADER

And he signed it Pete Pace.

What is the significance of this?

General Peter Pace was a junior officer in Vietnam when one of his men, Lance Corporal Guido Farinaro, was killed in battle. Some 40 years later General Pace still remembers. And he honors the memory of this individual to this day. He awards his four stars as a tribute to a fallen enlisted man.

It seems somewhat obscene to make a comparison, but it must be done. Senator John Kerry threw his almost certainly unearned ribbons and medals over a wall in 1972 in protest against–when it comes right down to the truth–individual men such as Guido Farinaro, and Peter Pace.

There are great men. And there are small men.

General Pace is a giant among us.

See One Less Good Man

Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 1:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Portrait of the Artist’s Wife

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Portrait of the Artist’s Wife

Oils on linen

16 x 20″

1984

 

I’ve published a book of 70 of my works, 15 drawings and 55 paintings. Keep updated at “Art of Robert Tracy”. Soon you’ll be able to purchase the book. I’ll let you know.

My wife was 34 when I made this painting of her. Last Sunday was our 38th Wedding Anniversary. Today she looks the same as she did then. Today, as in 1984, she still looks to me as she did when I met her when she was 15, and I was barely 17.

Published in: on October 13, 2007 at 10:26 am  Comments (2)  
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