Violet Liberation

Violet LiberationNot sure what to say about this little painting other than it simply flowed easily from the end of my brushes.  I only had the simple design of the horse shape but no expectation of colors until I started to paint.  I like the freedom of this design (and the colors :)) it reminds me of the tragedy of the wild horses of the American West and how they are slowly losing their freedoms and their very lives.

These iconic animals represent America in the freedoms we all enjoy and should remain a fixture on our landscape for future generations.  To show your support please like the page Protect Mustangs on Facebook, follow Protect Mustangs on Twitter and visit the webpage –

Protect Mustangs™

Education, outreach and action to protect America’s native wild horses™

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American Icons – Echos of the Past

GU372“An American Icon”       Mark Schutter ©2010        Watercolor Pencils

The American Bison is a true original and its image takes us back to a seldom remembered past when they roamed freely over the land prior to their decimation almost to extinction at the hands of man.  I tried to capture the simple beauty, strength and majesty of this truly magnificent animal.  This was previously painted a few years ago but the 4th of July got me to thinking about our great country so thought I would post it here.  Enjoy! ~M

Freedom Reigns- Memorial Day 2013

"Freedom"

“Freedom Reigns”  ~M ©2009  Ink Wash and Crayons  11×14 inches

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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On this Memorial Day, thank you to veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice!  God Bless! ~M