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The Dismantling of The Native  by Reynaldo

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2009 Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolour paper 24×30″
From Native American series

The Dismantling of The Native was Featured in
First Things Group 29 Nov 09

When I was a young boy living on the open range with my grandparents in Montana, my grandpapa would always take me to the trading post just outside of town.
There were always men, with dark reddish skin with tall hats with feathers in them with their hand always sticking out to us as we would walk into the store. My grandpapa was a tough old cuss, as he had fought in the Mexican Revolution, starting at the age of 14. He would always tell me….. show no fear to these people but always show them honor and respect for this land used to be theirs, I never knew what he meant then.
But on the way out he would always hand them money and tobacco…….I remember he always carried a loaded colt .44 in his belt under his coat. and would sleep with it under his pillow.
As I painted this painting it brought back memories of him and those long ago and far away days in Montana, as he has being gone for 30 years now. My Grandmama (you remember her she loves Wild Roses) went the same year not too long after he left us. although sometimes I tell you I can feel his presence strange like that.


As a self-taught working artist, I have always believed that we are all blessed with gifts. It’s up to us to recognize and develop them; to what extent we will use those gifts to benefit others that cross our path.

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  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 5 years ago

    Wonderful !! Excellent work !! XX

  • thank you very much xx

    – Reynaldo

  • thank you my dear lady for your kind words

    – Reynaldo

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 5 years ago

    Fantastic painting and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story Rey;)

  • you are very welcomed and thank you

    – Reynaldo

  • you are very welcome my sweet young lady cheers

    – Reynaldo

  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    wonderful painting and a great story..

  • banrai thanks for support

    – Reynaldo

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, Reynaldo – I can feel their despair and infinite sadness

  • thank you stephanie so much cheers dear

    – Reynaldo

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 5 years ago

    The strength and integrity of your grandfather certainly shines through in these painted memories Reynaldo.

  • jenni thank you very much dear x

    – Reynaldo

  • Lior Goldenberg
    Lior Goldenbergover 5 years ago

    Splendid artwork!

  • lior thanks so much

    – Reynaldo

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 5 years ago

    Wow…I just love your stories and your artwork! Magnificent!

  • ruth my friend thank you

    – Reynaldo

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • thank you ant

    – Reynaldo

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Extraordinary and beautiful painting Rey. Can feel the emotion in each line and a I loved reading your story. You are such a beautiful story teller my friend. I love this so much.

  • dear Anthea thank you for your kindness and your beautiful comments and favs xo cheers

    – Reynaldo

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorover 5 years ago

    powerful work wonderful palette fantastic technique.

  • mk thank you so much for your support my friend and for your insight and comments are always appreicated

    – Reynaldo

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