Smooth Language by Pamela Phelps

“How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.”
~Black Hawk, Sauk

Composed in Photoshop using various filters in Topaz, rendering a newly composed background, and bringing the characters back into the forefront. Slight ghosting has been added in Dreamy filters.

Original image is a vintage painting by Alfred Jacob Miller, depicting the white man bringing home his squaw.

Textures courtesy of JoesSistah

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    A powerful statement and true one unfortunately. I will always admire our Native Americans. This was after all their land first. I admire them the most. Great job here Pamela.

  • Indeed I have to agree! Thank you so much Donna!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 2 years ago

    Just wonderful!

  • Thanks Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    This has a pronounced feeling of the past riding toward you from the mist of the past. Excellent

  • So glad you liked this, thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Truly amazing creation Pamela. A fave for me!!!

  • Thank you very much JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Pamela

  • Thanks much Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 2 years ago

    I’ll say.

  • Thank you kindly Jane!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wonderful image Pamela looks like a picture from old stories

  • Thank you much, I guess actually it is in a sense!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Dale Lockwood
    Dale Lockwoodover 2 years ago

    Simply Marvelous! Love the quote by the way. Fave for me.

  • Thanks Dale, so good to see you back here this past week!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    08-11-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago


  • Thanks Diane!

    – Pamela Phelps

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