More bad finger-painting

I tried my ever-evolving hand at art by working up a painting “inspired” by a photo of the USS Lassen (DDG-82) under construction on a foggy day at Ingalls in Pascagoula.

Back in my contractor days I worked on a number of the Burkes at the yard including Ramage, Stethem, Benfold, Cole, Milius and Ross (and have the initials in the innerbottom and the christening coins to prove it!) so I have seen a number of those “51s” on mornings such as these with the seagulls and pelicans swarming in to get ahead of the sea smoke on the Mississippi Sound.

With that in mind, and since I did’t work on Lassen, I did not put her hull numbers on, leaving her to represent all of those other DDGs in my memory.

Looking sketchy

The fog rolling in

Man, that is a wonky mast

Still wonky, but at least the birds distract you a bit

Meh, I could sell it in the French Quarter for $11 heheh. I’ll keep working on it.

 

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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