This is a scene from the film "A Very Long Engagement"...which is fabulous. For those of you who may be a bit confused, it's a WWI soldier in no man's land--his hand was injured and so a fellow soldier gave him a red glove to wear.
I felt compelled to paint this particular scene because I'm always fascinated by the juxtaposition of the delicate with the calloused.
It's reminiscent of the Chocolate Cream Soldier from George Bernard Shaw's play "Arms and the Man"...the weary and starving Serbian soldier gorging on chocolate candies.
"You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub."
I had to expand it onto 2 pages...so there's a damn seam.