Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Last Two . . .

Well, I think I've found all of the old artwork that I dare show you.  These two are tattered and torn, I don't know if it was the paper, or just that they have been neglected for so many years.  

The first one is a Crow Warrior, done in pen and ink - one of my favorite mediums to use.  The paper was kind of a parchment type of paper, no wonder it did not hold up as well as the others.


Can you tell I LOVE to create the dramatic look of the American Indian . . . . so regal and brave!








This one is a Shoshone Chief, also done in pen and ink . . . on the same kind of paper!  I think I can actually iron the paper to smooth it out.


 


This will not be the last of my artwork.  I will pursue this talent - it's not the end.


"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
 Erma Bombeck
Warm hugs sweet friends,

9 comments:

  1. These are great. I really like the first one. I have an art book by Grace Carpenter Hudson, called "The Painter Lady". It is of the Pomo Indians in Northern California. There are some wonderful paintings in it. I lived in that area so I was able to get it, I don't know if it is available elsewhere or if the library would have it, but it's a wonderful book of art. Art use to be one of my hobbies. I have several art books and art prints. Follow your insiration. Linda

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  2. Barb - you are SO talented, girl! I love your Indians - I always read Indian stories growing up, and I was a huge tomboy - I always was running around with feathers in my hair and my moccasins and my bow and arrows. I did NOT want to be a girl! I wanted to be an Indian!

    Your artwork is SO good. You MUST get back to that. I love your quote by Erma Bombeck. Perhaps you and I can inspire each other. I get too busy to get my artwork and paints out, but I don't want to waste this talent that the Lord gave me.

    I loved doing pen/ink myself. Haven't done it in quite awhile. Moved into watercolor and oils. You and I should hold each other accountable and make sure we continue creating!
    I'm glad you shared these and the other things that you've done!!!

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  3. Those are so beautiful!! You really do have an amazing talent.
    I am so excited to hear about Chris!!!!! How fun! Love, Laura

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  4. Barb, your drawings are truly beautiful! What an amazing God-given talent you have. And I do hope that you keep creating more treasures. I used to dabble a bit in art, mainly tole painting. I always thought I might take up oils when I have more time, if I can tear myself away from this computer!

    Have fun on your girl's day out! Let us know how it was.

    Have a good day,
    Cheryl

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  5. barb, that erma quote put an arrow right into my heart. sometimes i just don't have the motivation to USE up any and all talent. thanks for the *push*

    beautiful, beautiful art work. WOW-WEE.

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  6. I absolutely love the first one!!!!!!!

    Do some thing with it. But don't hurt it. Please...

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  7. How beautiful Barb!!! The Lord has definitely blessed you with the gift of Art. Amazing! I also like to use pen & ink but haven't in years. I really need to start up again. Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for visiting and leaving encouraging comments.

    Have a blessed day in Him!
    Sharon

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  8. Barb, I just wanted to clarify the "art was an interest". What I meant was I loved art and was interested in art and artist, but I'm not an artist myself. I tried a few times to paint and as I said sketch and I think if I had kept up with it I would have improved, but I didn't have the natural talent I can see you have.

    Linda

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  9. A great quote! Your artwork is beautiful Barb! You have a lot of talent. Thank you so much for sharing all your artwork. I've enjoyed seeing it.

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