Wednesday, January 26, 2011

300 Years Ago

Hey Friends, I've been meaning to show you a few of my "Western" or "Native American" paintings. I decided to name this series 300 Years Ago because by my calculations this era would have been >< that far back. I have a little American Indian blood in me so maybe that's why I'm so compelled to do these.
When I was little I always hoped Roy Rogers and Dale Evans would come riding over the horizon to adopt me and take me back West with them. I can remember those day dreams very vividly. Lord knows what would have happened if I had actually seen them coming. I'll bet it would've been close to a heart attack!

Anyway, I have thought that I must be the only person in Virginia that likes this subject matter and that is proabably still true BUT when I came home from working at Gallery 108 this evening, a lady in Minnesota had purchased the painting above !!! That gave me such a thrill, to know that someone else appreciated my sentiments on this subject.
So now that I feel braver I am going to list the others in my Etsy shop.
Happy Trails to You , Sue


11 comments:

Amanda said...

they are beautiful!! the colors are so vibrant :) keep em' comin' :) Hope you had a great new year and i heard some snow was coming to roanoke, brrr....stay warm!!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Would they have been riding Trigger or driving Nellybelle?

These are beautiful, Sue. These have emotion--be thankful for your connection to great people. I think you'll do well with these on Etsy.

And Happy Trails to You.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I think you are far from the only person that is drawn to that sort of thing. I love paintings of dusk and these remind me of that and love the glow they have. My great grandmother was half Cherokee and I feel a bit of connection to Indian ways myself. Beautiful work.

Amanda said...

thanks sue for the comment :), that weiner dog was so cute i didn't want them to take it back, wasn't hyper at all just wanted a lot of hugs and kisses!!

Holly said...

Sue, these are absolutely gorgeous! And that is coming from someone who has seen quite a bit of Native American artwork. There's a lot of it here in Oklahoma, and yours would still stand out! I am also enchanted by the idea of living off the land.

Meowlissa said...

These are all so beautiful :) I love the colors in every piece!

Sue Furrow said...

Hey you guys, Love getting your comments. It's like a pat on the back only better to me. And Hallie they would be on Trigger for sure! And Holly I sold a western themed pantg.(cattle drive) to a woman in Ok. while at a sidewalk fest. in Norfolk, Va. Thrilled me.
Thanks a bunch, Sue

Michael TheMonkey said...

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Paul's Blog said...

I would agree, this is a wonderful series and you should definitely keep going. If you pick up a copy of Southwest Art Magazine, you will find thousands of people love this art. It is also a very special part of America's and your history.

Ugly Stepsister said...

These are really lovely. All the books I've been reading lately have been set in the Old West, so these really speak to me.

barbara

Sue Furrow said...

Thanks Barbara, Western themes really inspire me.