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barnburner
06-14-2010, 03:56 PM
This is an old one that I've been meaning to touch up, and finally got around to it.

A symbolic tribute to the skill and courage of the great Apache chief, Cochise. For 10 years he fought the U.S. Cavalry and beat them at every turn, as he pretty much controlled the southwest.
Cochise never surrendered, and signed, and lived up to, a peace treaty - on his terms.

mannafig
06-14-2010, 09:37 PM
Beautiful Barn really nice work:):)

Alexandra
06-15-2010, 12:14 AM
Great work Mike, and thanks for the history lesson as well.:)

Valerie
06-15-2010, 01:26 AM
Mike what a great painting.
Val

barnburner
06-15-2010, 03:12 AM
Amanda - Thanks so much - I really appreciate it. :):)

Sandra - Thank you very much. :):)
No charge for the history lesson..:D

Valerie - I'm glad you liked it. Thank you! :):)

ScottF
06-15-2010, 05:11 AM
Great painting, barnburner! Love the texture. Is that metallic glitter you used?

Mairzie Dotes
06-15-2010, 05:15 AM
barnburner,
Have always had a personal, esteemed connection with our "original" Americans.
The relationship may be due in part to growing up in Pennsylvania, having a rich
and noble history of these amazing people. A most beautiful painting and
touching tribute! :)

barnburner
06-15-2010, 10:04 AM
Scott - Yes sir - Metallic Glitter. I've found that the glitter tool is really pretty versatile. I rarely do a painting that I don't find a use for it somewhere.
Thank you very much. :):)

Mairzie - Many thanks for your kind words.
I appreciate it very much. :):)

Caesar
06-15-2010, 07:43 PM
You texturized this view in a really effective and impressive way! Great!

coops
06-16-2010, 12:24 AM
I love the textured feel of this one Barnburner. :)

barnburner
06-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Caesar - I appreciate it very much. :):)

Coops - Thanks a lot!:):)