Thursday, December 31, 2009

Why I paint American Indians


I recently was asked this question and thought you may be wondering the same:

"I'm not going to ask the usual questions, about photos, models ect. But why Indians?"

Good question "Why Indians?" I think it's because of where and when I was raised.

I grew up in Oklahoma, Land of the Red man. I lived there most of my life until I moved to New Mexico. So American Indians are familiar to me.

I also grew up when television was dominated by Cowboys and Indians. American Indians are nostalgic for me.

I'm also of Cherokee heritage so American Indians are family to me. 

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spirit of the Night - American Indian Portrait


I've been adding posts to my blog as Icomplete new paintings. I've decided to revisit some of my older work and share them here.

Spirit of the Night was completed in 2000. It is 40" x 30" oil on canvas. The shield represents Heaven and Earth

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Woman of Wisdom – American Indian


A Woman of Wisdom is oil on canvas, 18" x 24".

The painting shows an American Indian woman wrapped in a robe and wearing an eagle feather in her hair. She stands looking out at the rising sun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sees the Clear Sky - American Indian


Sees the Clear Sky is oil on canvas, 30 x 36. The Plains Indian is wearing a painted shirt and a black robe. He has eagle feathers in his hair. The back ground is a painted skin showing a horse raid

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cowboys and Indians magazine - Dec 2009


I'm a bit late in announcing this but better late than never. 

I hope you got the chance to see the Dec issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine. They had a nice article about me on page 74.

It wasn't exactly accurate. I have NOT gotten bored with painting American Indians and I continue painting them.

Click on the image above to read the article