I started a series of portraits based on events that make me think about the "rule of law" and individual liberties, etc. I plan on painting the portraits or scenes quickly, "in the moment," to get my initial reaction, and then writing a short essay about the event and how it impacts my thoughts of the law.
Below is the first piece, based on this story that I read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/africa/28uganda.html
This is a story about an outspoken Uganda gay rights activist whose name and picture were published in a local newspaper that encouraged violence against several local gay men. He was subsequently beaten to death. Just horrible.
Let me know your thoughts