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.


Marlene said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished piece, so far it is amazing.

Crafty Sue said...

A painting with a history !
I like that.