ArtRage 5 Product PageArtRage Lite Product PageArtRage for iOS Product PageArtRage for Android Product PageArtRage  Android Oil Painter Free Product PageArtRage  Free Demos Page

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Sanctuary

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Very Small town in Illinois
    Posts
    5,170

    Sanctuary

    Miles beyond those distant falls, then several miles north thru a deep canyon, there sits a village of over 200 Arapaho Indians. They are the descendants of Arapaho people that refused to surrender and live on a reservation. Too far deep into the Rocky Mountains to be touched by civilization, they live their lives just as they did two centuries ago.
    Perhaps I should say, "that's what I've been told." Thirty years ago, I ran across a historical cabin, sort of a secluded tourist spot sitting in a stand of Ponderosa Pine trees, right across Route 7, opposite Long's Peak.
    The old woman that ran it, was an Arapaho. We talked a full afternoon away, and one of the things she told me, was the story of this hidden tribe in their sanctuary. The old woman is gone now, but her story lives on. I'll never go looking for the tribe, for I won't be the one to ruin their way of life, if indeed they do exist.
    Then again, if the government was to question me about these hidden Arapaho people, I'd have to say that I made it all up.
    Edit : - Made a few small changes and uploaded corrected copy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sanctuary.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	222.9 KB 
ID:	66404   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sanctuary900.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	232.8 KB 
ID:	66411  
    Last edited by barnburner; 04-25-2012 at 04:17 AM.
    My Gallery:

    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/2939
    Deviant Art Gallery:


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rome (Italy)
    Posts
    24,113
    Wonderful landscape and trail across those natural beauties!
    The American historical stories You're telling made me think that where the events, including the many negliged facts, would have the size of a book over there, here it would take a dozens of book in each of our major European country (with often far larger and crucial events, epopees and tragedies) and no less than three times a dozen books (a couple of encyclopediae) to just narrate what concerns our Italian peninsula.
    Nonetheless there are often universal bitter lesson we may learn from either major or minor deeds where human cruelty and evil emerge in their bare, trivial, ordinary aspect and still we don't perceive and realize how ugly it looks.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Chatsworth, GA USA
    Posts
    825
    As a whole I enjoyed the painting. Just one sugestion though. The land apears to be sitting on top of the water. There is no real interaction between the two. Transitions instead of hard lines might bring more of a realism to your painting. Also after the remarkable work in the sky, seeing the (what I asume to be) reflection of the sky in the water just did not reflect what was in the sky well. I know very little so I dont blame you if you ignore me. Keep up the good work. Please take what I said with a good heart.
    Last edited by shadowslake; 04-25-2012 at 01:35 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Prineville Oregon
    Posts
    6,179
    BB... great story...stay away from gov'ment agents....you know nothing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Very Small town in Illinois
    Posts
    5,170
    Caesar - Thank you very much.

    Shadowslake - Your point on the transition to the water is right on. That's something I intended to fix and forgot all about it. Perhaps I painted it badly, but no, the white in the water is not intended to be a reflection of the sky, but rather short waterfalls and rapids.
    Thanks for your comments. Truly appreciated.

    George - Thank you sir. Appreciate it.
    My Gallery:

    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/2939
    Deviant Art Gallery:


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Very Small town in Illinois
    Posts
    5,170
    Made a few changes on the water transition and a light reflection of the clouds on the upper water.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sanctuary900.jpg 
Views:	69 
Size:	232.8 KB 
ID:	66412  
    My Gallery:

    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/2939
    Deviant Art Gallery:


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    14,943
    Great painting again Barnburner, well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

    My Gallery
    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/6307

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Very Small town in Illinois
    Posts
    5,170
    Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
    Great painting again Barnburner, well done
    Thank you so much dear Katie. Your support is dearly appreciated.
    My Gallery:

    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/2939
    Deviant Art Gallery:


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    5,883
    Beautiful landscapes dear Mike
    Treat Others as you wish to be treated

    http://mannafig.deviantart.com/

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    4,462

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •