Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We're here at the Outer Banks of North Carolina for our vacation. We're staying in Kitty Hawk, but we've been moving around every day. I did this on-site sketch of the Bodie Island Lighthouse on Tuesday in my travelogue sketchbook, then I took photos with my digital camera so I could get the colors right and painted it later that evening and the next morning back in our room.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
That's Florence, SC, not Florence, Italy! Frank and I attended the opening reception for the South Carolina Watermedia Society Annual Juried Exhibition last Saturday evening. Here I am with my painting "Patience". I received lots on compliments from the other artists. When we entered, there were the dancers around the tall statue, which turned out to be a living person! The show will be up in the museum until November 30.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
At the outbreak of the Spanish American War, the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments consisted of 875 African-American soldiers. The two cavalry regiments also included 42 officers who, by law, had to be white. Buffalo Soldiers were the first to reach the crest of
My grandfather served in the U.S. Army in the Spanish American War in
Sunday, October 4, 2009
In the decades following the Civil War, scores of African Americans served in the U.S. Army in the West.
The Plains Indians dubbed them “Buffalo Soldiers”as the texture of their hair resembled buffalo hair. Their
record in the infantry and cavalry, a record full of dignity and pride, provides one of the most fascinating
chapters in the history of the era. This painting is based on a historical photograph.