Jade

I made this quick 1-color watercolor painting of a jade succulent that we have sitting in our window. I look at it each morning and always think of painting its strange round leaves, and today I finally did. Greg Betza ©2017

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Hamilton!

I was fortunate to score a few tickets for my family and I to see Hamilton last month. I was familiar with the story and music prior to seeing it, which I think added to the experience (but I’m sure it’s great if you go in with no prior knowledge). I did my best to make […]

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Hearts and Minds

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and I thought I’d post another drawing I made from the Revolutionary War reenactment I attended a few weeks back. I was told that the symbol of 2 hearts touching on the soldiers coats represents the idea that their “hearts and minds” are in the […]

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Reenactor

This man looked so weathered and was so thin that he literally felt like he had been fighting in the revolution for months, maybe years. All of the actors that day in Fort Lee dressed the part, but this man appeared to live it. #reenactment #RetreatToVictory #georgeWashington Greg Betza ©2016

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Retreat to Victory

  While that sounds like something illogical, it actually happened on November 20, 1776. General George Washington, having learned of the invasion of New Jersey by British and Hessian forces, ordered a hasty retreat from Fort Lee (formerly Fort Constitution) avoiding certain capture and/or death, and potentially the death of the revolution. Last Saturday Revolutionary War […]

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