Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Desperate Stand

This painting was made in 1898. Painting is oil on canvas. Well this piece i like it. I see light colors were used. Plus of course guess who are the main characters in this? If the cowboys in the front shooting was your guess well good job. You can see that they are trying to fight for their lives. You can see the Indians in the distance going in circles. This move these cowboys did i have seen in cowboy movies. They would even shoot their own horses to provide some type of of cover. Also you can see that both teams lost some brave men.


This painting was made in 1918. Painting is oil on canvas. Well I love this piece because I saw it myself at my visit to the Denver Art Museum. This painting amazes me like the different type of oranges shade in the back. I think it just sets a calm mood. What also attracted me was like i wondered what that lady could be whispering to that guy? Maybe even women back then had a better sense of direction than the me. Also fun fact for ya this painting was sold for $5.6 million in a auction in 2005.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Who is Charles M. Russell

Well this guy was born in March 19,1864 in St. Louis, Missouri. He painted over 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in Western America. Also he was a author,storyteller, bronze sculpter. He died in October 24,1926 in Great Falls Montana. I did our first art appreciation on a painting made by this guy. Ever since that ive been interested in his work.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wild Meat for Wild Men- Charles M. Russell

This painting was made in 1890. Oil on canvas. Well let me just start by saying Wow this a hell of a way to get fresh meat. Now a days we have the luxury of just walking into a store and getting a pieace of me, paying for it and walk out. Someone else already killed the animal and butcher it. But, back in the old western days they had to go bounce up and down on a horse, and shooting at something while the bouncing. I feel sorry for this guy damn but hey he loos like he is having fun doing it no? i would have during the moment with the adreniline and testosteron flowing. But, afterwards damn the rear will be sore

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Charles M. Russell-Indian Attack

This painting was made in 1910. Painting is water color. Have you the term "drive by"? If you havent a drive by is use mostly in gangs. Its when you in a car and you have a gun then you just drive by your target and just start shooting and then you get the hell out of there as quick as you can. It's not very effective to your target you was aiming but everything around the target get torn up. So i believe these Native Americans invented this method. But, the difference between these indians and "ganstas" is that the indians did way more damage i mean look at that stagecoach thats torn up good

Charles M. Russell- When Blackfeet and Sioux Meet

Well this painting was made in 1908. Painting on oil canvas. So this painting you can see that wow thats a hell of a first date. I mean it shows the anger and hate between the two different tribes. Hasn't anyone heard the phrase "Can't we all just get along?" thank you Rodney King. So personally when I see this art i think its flippin awesome but that just me. Well maybe im a guy and when i see fighting i dont be like " O my god! someone stop them!" NOPE!!!!!!!! not me i be like i got 5 bucks on that one guy lol

Charles M. Russell-A Serious Predicament

This painting was made in 1908. Paint on oil canvas. In this painting you see two cowboys trying to rope a bull. Probable sounds easy but according to that painting it aint. I mean holy hell they got guns out!!! Like what they planning to do? shoot the beast if it dont cooperate!!!