Thursday, May 27, 2010

We are the Dreamer of Dreams American Indian

We are the Dreamer of Dreams, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

I created this painting in 1999. It appeared in South West Art magazine that same year. I still get phone calls about it. I wish all my paintings were this popular.

What do you think makes me stand out from my other work? I have no idea. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We Must Walk the Path - American Indian Moccasins

We Must Walk the Path, 8 x 10, oil on board
These beaded and quilled moccasins are trimmed with red Trade Cloth. This wool was originally used in trade by the fur traders to obtain beaver pelts from the American Indians


Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Heart Fears Nothing - American Indian

The Heart Fears Nothing, 40 x 30, oil on canvas
American Indians painted their faces for many reasons: Protection from the sun, ceremonial, personal recognition and others
Here, he wears white paint, white being the color of light, life and the Southeast - where the Sun rises with life-renewing power. The heavy white paint or clay is a prayer for long life.

The lines of flesh represent the straight roads that lead to the Great Spirit


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gallery 822 - Show opening

Sings with the Eagle, oil on linen, 20 x 30
Hope to see you at The Gallery at 822 Canyon Road, Santa Fe this Friday May 07, 2010, 5-8 pm. I'll be there with the other gallery artists. Lots of New work