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