Monday, August 2, 2010

"Pride of the Nez Perce" - Historic Pendleton Round Up Parade


I am so excited, I have to post this fine pencil drawing in process. This work is by the equine artist Maria D'Angelo, and she is doing a portrait of Cappy titled "Pride of the Nez Perce". I was blown away she wanted to use him and my beadwork as a subject matter. Her work is amazing, and you can see more of it here: http://www.mariadangelo.com/
I will post this image again when it is complete.

Also, as Maria is making progress, I have been re-editing this post to show the work. So, these photos are the newest to the oldest.






And as something really special, I have this rare clip of the Nez Perce and Cayuse Indians on parade at the Pendleton Round Up in 1912. It illustrates I think in a living manner how the beadwork I make would have been in use.

Enjoy.

Angela

5 comments:

K. T. Sparks said...

The artwork is going to be really beautiful and what a neat video! I did not see too many Appaloosa horsed in the group in 1912, I am so glad that the Appaloosa horse made a comeback.

Angela Swedberg said...

The Appaloosa was close to being eliminated in the early part of the century. Glad they have comeback as well.

Artist - David Lemon said...

Angela.. Pass onto the artist my admiration for their drawing.. wow.. I saw an Appaloosa on the way home the other day from Park City that was just beautiful.. I wanted to turn back and photograph it, but my desire to get home was greater.. lol
I just realized that your updates on your blog are in a box below on my dashboard page.. I'm a bit slow..lol

Anonymous said...

Angela, your works are wonderful!

Gianni West (from Italy)
www.gianniwest.altervista.org

Angela Swedberg said...

Thank You Gianni in Italy!