Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Delegate - American indian

The Delegate is 36" x 36", oil on linen.

This painting is a continuation of my 'Top Hat" series. In the 1880's The Powers That Be in the United States Government would invite American Indian leaders to Washington. There they were given gifts such as clothing, flags, hats etc. The recipient would then use these items as they saw fit. This hat is decorated with parts of a flag, an emblem from a helmet, ribbons and feathers

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holiday Miniature Show - Gallery 822

Kachina, 8" x 10"

Take a trip to Santa Fe Thanksgiving weekend and stop by Gallery 822 on Canyon Road. Small works by the galleries 13 artists will be available for purchase.The artists will be in attendance Saturday, Nov 28 3-5 pm. Yes, I will be there, too!

My painting Kachina will be available. It is 8"x10", oil on board

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bear Shield Talisman - Oil painting

Bear Shield Talisman is oil on canvas, 12" x 9".

The PlainsIndians would have personal talismans that they could wear as hair ornaments, clothing adornments or hang from their shields, horses, doorways etc.

This painting shows a beaded crystal attached to a shield painted with an image of a bear.