Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rodeo clowns, cowboys, and bulls :)

I listed a couple of new aceo's today. The last of the rodeo ones I think. Moving on to something else. Both are graphite pencil on 120 lb acid free paper.
These have been fun to do, but I like to keep changing up, so will find something else to do. I might even get the paints out again one of the these days. You will find both of these pieces listed here on Ebay

WIP - Char - Finished

Char - 9" x 12" graphite
My piece is finished and going in today's mail to Texas. A surprise for Char to repay the many many kindnesses she does for everyone.

I finished by adding the Choctaw Nation symbol to the teepee and added the Canada Geese to it as well (I used to put these geese on the back of every painting and envelope I sent out) I haven't done that for a few years now, but I wanted something "Canadian" on the piece. Last, as a bit a whimsey on the painting I added one small red bird (the only colour on the drawing) According to Char a red bird sighting is a good omen.

Although Char hasn't updated her blog for several months, it still is a good read. Amarillo-Choctaw

(the copyright is not on the original piece of course)

Monday, June 7, 2010

WIP - Char

One thing about a work in progress is that you never know where it's going to take you. I started out hoping to have a sketch of Char in the foreground and a village behind her. I started researching the Choctaw nation and decided that instead of the village, I wanted to show the "Trail of Tears". Char had talked about this in one of the many wonderful stories she shared about her background and life. I found the lesson very interesting.
This piece is still in a very raw stage. I want to take my time with this so that I get it right.
Trail of Tears (click on link to learn about this) I picked this stone archway built by Jerome Baggett because it was a tribute to all Native American tribes that walked on the "Trail of Tears". (Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muskogee-Creek and Seminole)
I think the painting will be a tribute to the path Char has taken to become the strong independent woman she is today.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

WIP - A gift for Char

Char - 9 x 12 graphite pencil

This is the start of a work in progress for a beautiful friend of mine, Char. She is such a source of inspiration for me. She always encourages and never critisizes. She loves sending gifts and never expects anything in return. (Yes, Char, I promise I will finish beading my moccasins one of these days)

I'm doing this one slightly different then I usually do. I'm working on the foreground first and then working my way back. I hope to put a whole village behind her or at least some more teepees and some landscape. We'll see where this work takes me in the coming days.