This painting is the latest composition featuring brushes from a friend's legendary collection of vintage barbering tools.
The full, fluffy brushes are the stars of this collection, in my humble estimation. And this group just looked like they were standing at attention! So... The Regiment. Maybe I was influenced by listening to the excellent podcast "1865" about post Civil War politics. It just fit.
I had also recently seen an excellent re-imagining of the Les Miserable song "One Day More" by the Marsh family. It's memorable - with down-to-earth lyrics for this Covid19 era of home-schooling.
Lots of my still life paintings are titled as though they are about people and relationships.
I guess I just tend to think about human interactions and motivations, even when I'm looking at inanimate objects. Maybe it's just safer that way (hard to offend a shaving brush).
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10x10" oil on board