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 Vietnam War Art Painting - That Particular Moment by Bob  George

That Particular Moment is a painting by Bob George which was uploaded on January 26th, 2012.

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John, thanks so much for your comments.

An amazing painting full of intensity, beautiful work, Bob.

Thanks Dave. keep painting your story too.


Bob this painting is a fitting tribute for Memorial Day. You are without a doubt the finest Vietnam war artist that ever graced this planet. Your eye for realism and detail are unrivaled. Bravo brother medal work

Bob George replied:

Dave, Your gracious opinion of my work makes this a special Memorial Day. Bless you brother! about a major typo

Thank goodness you werent aboard when went it down...welcome back bro

Nobody can bring home the stark realities of the Vietnam war like Bob George. For those who have been there, his paintings get the adrenelin pumping. Bob, I salute you for being the finest Vietnam artist there is.....Dave

Bob George replied:

Dave , sorry I took so long to thank you for your gracious comments on my artwork - major computer crash and burn. Many thanks brother. Bob

Your comments are always appreciated. I strive for realism without using a photo-realistic technique. As you know, nothing out in the bush is really in super focus. Best we saw was shape and movement and reacted only at "that particular moment" when all hell broke loose...! Bob

Bob there isn`t a brother of the `Nam anywhere who wouldn`t be able to relate to your artwork. Just viewing one of your paintings takes one back to the days spent in the bush......they are unbelivably of the best.....Dave

Thanks Bob for the clarification, I carried the M14AR with bi-pod and a star scope.Very effective weapon at 1000 yds. As far as I know the BAR was replaced by both automatic weapons, But I was only a draftee ?? And the only time I carried a 45 along with my weapon was on paymaster guard detail.

Thank you very much Dan, and greetings to you from Tennessee, USA.

Hi. I like very much your paintings. You are a very good artist! All the best from Romania! Regards, Dan Scurtu

Good work, when I first sat this in a small pic, thought the weapon was a BAR, carried one for three tours in Korea with the 5th. This is what we have been calling Photo Realistic painting.

Bob George replied:

Nadine and Bob, Thanks for the compliments! Bob, I could be wrong about this, but I think the M60 replaced the BAR in the squad. I only saw the BAR during basic in '58. I salute you for your duty. 3 tours had to be rough.

Your comments are much appreciated. I went over in '65 with the Big Red One. At that time many of us still wore our leathers and were later issued jungle boots and fatigues. The OD chevrons were phasing in during '66. When I went back in '68 it wasn't unusual to still see the leather boots being worn. The 60 is fed from the left by a disintigrating split-link belt. Look a little closer on the ground and you'll see some of the expended links. Grenadiers, Medics and M-60 gunners were authorized 45's. Some chose to carry them, some didn't.

Terrific painting Bob, congrats. This must have been interim Nam, as the grunts have regular stripes instead of OD, leather boots instead of canvas, but carry M16's. Also great M60, but needs the 7.62ammo feed belt, and Spec4's were not issued sidearms, except special duty. Just an old Vet, whose a stickler on detail like unit patches.

...and time well spent! "Shoe Shine Boy" - "Out of Reach" - 'Nostalgia" - "Burdens of Devotion" - 'Auspicious Ovum" - "Her Own Choosing" and "Isolation" are exceptional paintings. I single these out not to diminish the other paintings but to draw attention to all of them. They are the heart and soul of a truly wonderful talent.

Bob I feel honored to have such a wonderful comment from you, I even can not believe you made time to look at my work!! Thank you so much.

Thank you so much Clotilde. Comments from a tremendous artist such as yourself are truly humbling. I just visited your site and will return to look at each and everyone of your beautiful paintings up close. What texture and depth!!!

Bob is an honor to see your beautiful work, as a wonderful artist and as well as a veteran.


Congratulations Bob!! This is very deserving of First Place! You are extremely talented.

Bob George replied:

Thanks Elizabeth. Your comments are much appreciated!

Thank you Kristin! I will join the group.

Full of action and atmosphere. Fantastic details in this great painting, Bob. Congrats on your First Place contest win. Please feel free to join the Contest Winners First Place on FineArtAmerica, if you haven't already, and upload this image to the group. Ties are considered wins in the group. Here's the link:

I am humbly honored since the field in my opinion were all winners!

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