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barnburner
02-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Ira Hayes, the Pima Indian and Marine, who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima, certainly had a pretty rough life after his service, before drowning drunk in 2 inches of water.
Somehow, I think Ira would have preferred to have spent the rest of his life in a valley like this.

justjean
02-02-2010, 04:07 PM
A lovely peaceful scene :)

Eileen724
02-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Well, I can't imagine why Ira or anyone else (including myself!) wouldn't want to spend the rest of their lives in this beautiful valley! You have the beautiful mountains in the background, birds flying above, horses grazing in the field below as you quietly reflect your days sitting in the shade under the tree.....

.....Oh!!! It's time for me to stop daydreaming now and get back to reality!!!

You've done a great job, Michael.....this is a wonderfully painted scenery!

barnburner
02-02-2010, 05:10 PM
A lovely peaceful scene :)

Thank you very much.

barnburner
02-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Well, I can't imagine why Ira or anyone else (including myself!) wouldn't want to spend the rest of their lives in this beautiful valley! You have the beautiful mountains in the background, birds flying above, horses grazing in the field below as you quietly reflect your days sitting in the shade under the tree.....

.....Oh!!! It's time for me to stop daydreaming now and get back to reality!!!

You've done a great job, Michael.....this is a wonderfully painted scenery!


Many thanks Eileen.. Very much appreciated. :)

as212
02-02-2010, 05:15 PM
A quiet valley. I also like this place.

Evart
02-02-2010, 10:20 PM
Wow, I love it barnburner. The grass is what got my attention :)

Alexandra
02-03-2010, 12:21 AM
Beautiful painting Barnburner.:) Who knows, maybe Ira is in a beautiful place right now! I hope so.

barnburner
02-03-2010, 04:24 AM
A quiet valley. I also like this place.

Thank you very much.

barnburner
02-03-2010, 04:25 AM
Wow, I love it barnburner. The grass is what got my attention :)

Thank you. Glad to hear that, because grass is something I have struggled to figure out how to paint, and I took a lot of time with this one trying to get it right.

barnburner
02-03-2010, 04:25 AM
Beautiful painting Barnburner.:) Who knows, maybe Ira is in a beautiful place right now! I hope so.

Very much appreciated Alexandra.. I'm glad you liked it.

Caesar
02-03-2010, 04:49 AM
"From this valley they say You are going,
I will miss Your bright eyes and sweet smile ..."

Wonderful place to live; a pity to die there so miserably, poor guy, may God have mercy of him. Amen

barnburner
02-03-2010, 05:15 AM
"From this valley they say You are going,
I will miss Your bright eyes and sweet smile ..."

Wonderful place to live; a pity to die there so miserably, poor guy, may God have mercy of him. Amen

Thanks much Caesar

paul_uk7
02-03-2010, 09:25 AM
Really lovely painting.

barnburner
02-03-2010, 09:35 AM
Really lovely painting.

Thanks Paul - very much appreciated.

foxytocin
02-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Have you heard Johnny Cash sing about Ira Hayes?
http://www.lyricsdomain.com/10/johnny_cash/the_ballad_of_ira_hayes.html

and, you can see watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REtk2b4ymrQ


Anyway, I couldn't help but think of the song.....I hope wherever he is now, it's full of peace. The valley of yours looks perfect.

AT-TA
02-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Beautiful place,very nicely painted, barnburner...Just lovely. :)

barnburner
02-04-2010, 02:53 AM
Have you heard Johnny Cash sing about Ira Hayes?
http://www.lyricsdomain.com/10/johnny_cash/the_ballad_of_ira_hayes.html

and, you can see watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REtk2b4ymrQ


Anyway, I couldn't help but think of the song.....I hope wherever he is now, it's full of peace. The valley of yours looks perfect.

Thanks for the link and the kind comments.
Kris Kristofferson also does the Ballad of Ira Hayes, and does a great job with it.

barnburner
02-04-2010, 02:54 AM
Beautiful place,very nicely painted, barnburner...Just lovely. :)

Thank you very much.

Lima
02-04-2010, 11:48 AM
Love it. Amazing view.

barnburner
02-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Love it. Amazing view.

Many thanks! I really appreciate it.

Sketchism71
02-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Nice painting barnburner! It has a dreamy surreal feel to it!