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Old 08-29-2010, 02:51 PM
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Chester Medicine Crow

Acrylics on canvas board, 30x40 cm
Title: Chester Medicine Crow

After a painting by James Bama, a real master of paintings of the West and particular Native Americans. Because I admire his paintings so much.

Does anybody know if it is appropriate if you can do a painting just like that or is there any copyright violated if you put it on the internet. I'm not sure.

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Old 08-29-2010, 04:01 PM
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That's beautiful work, Aari - quite a successful study.

Doing studies from the masters is a very accepted practice, and it should be fine to post them as you have. The only no-no would be selling the painting.

It's also at least somewhat common to sign such works as being "after" the master being studied, so: "Aari, after Bama" or something like that.

Impressive study!
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Hi, Aari,

Wow, this is wonderful! I, too, am very impressed by James Bama's stunning works. Your painting is beautiful! I would love to see it a little bigger.
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Hi Aari. You have painted this beautifully. I did go and look at his art on Google and it says you are not allowed to show it on an art exchange viewing site. I hope this helps..............Lenore
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Excellent. I've always admired anyone that could do portraits, as I have never been able to.

I've always admired Bama's work as well, lots of exposure to it, as I lived in the general area much of my life. A neighbor of ours, Joel Sims, was one of his models for a couple of his paintings (he was the high school bronc riding champion when he was still in school).

I graduated from high school at Lodge Grass, MT, which was on the Crow reservation. Went to school with Chester Medicine Crow's niece, Diane Medicine Crow, Joe Medicine Crow's daughter.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:57 PM
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Wow sportpony, that is absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for this, it makes this painting even more special to me! I wish I could paint like Mr. Bama, this is just a copy or as you please a study of his style of painting which I admire greatly.

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When I was a child, some of my first drawings were copied from my grandfather's book Trails Plowed Under by Charles Russell. James Bama was one of the artists I admired equally, later in life and would have been very happy to be able to do as well as you have.

Many of the Crow youngsters I went to school with had grandparents or great-grandparents who are now considered "historical" figures. There were several great-nieces/nephews of White Man Runs Him ... by that time the name was shortened to Whiteman for convenience. I graduated with LouElla Whiteman and Irene and Gary Not Afraid, several of the Red Stars were students there as well, including Kevin Red Star.

Joe Medicine Crow is, I believe, still living, though in his 90s now. He had received a master's degree in anthropology from the University of California, but returned to work for the Crow tribal council. He was the official historian for the Crow tribe when I was living on the reservation in the 90s.
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awesome work Aari. If you can do that, I am anxious to see your work. By the way, if I'm not mistaken, you did paint just like Mr. Bama.
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awesome work Aari. If you can do that, I am anxious to see your work. By the way, if I'm not mistaken, you did paint just like Mr. Bama.
Thanks for the compliment kenmacf! Really nice of you!
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Hi, Aari,

Wow, this is wonderful! I, too, am very impressed by James Bama's stunning works. Your painting is beautiful! I would love to see it a little bigger.
Thanks Jenna, I will post a bigger one; can I do this in this post or do I have to open up a new topic?
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You can repost the image in this same thread.
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Beautifuly done! Welcome to the forum and would like to see more of your work. Enjoyed this very much.
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Very well done Aari! I am also a huge fan if James Bama's work. He lives in Cody, about 30 miles south of the area to which we moved a couple of months ago. High on my "bucket list" is to actually meet him!
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Re: Chester Medicine Crow

Beautiful study! I bet you learned a lot from it.

As long as you don't sell this, or enter it into any exhibitions, you are fine. Especially if you sign it with your name and put clearly 'after James Bama' under your signature.

Now that you know you can paint this well... you can use your own reference with confidence. Go forth and be Aari...

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Great work, Aari. I'm another fan of Bama's. Doc Jim
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