Friday, June 25, 2010

Time Passes - Greeley Stampede

Time Passes, 12 x 9, oil on canvas

This is one of the five paintings I have for sale at the Greeley Stampede Western Art show. The show in Greeley CO starts today June 25 and ends July 4th

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eagle Medicine - American Indian

Eagle Medicine, 12 x 9, oil on canvas. 

I've been painting some large and complicated paintings lately and felt the need to paint something small.

This is a beaded amulet that would be worn as a necklace or in the hair. It could also be attached to a shield or a shirt. The Eagle talons were used as means to be connected with the eagle who was a messenger to the spirit world.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Greeley Stampede Western Art Show

Three Horses, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

If you are around Greeley, CO June 25th - July 4th stop by the Western Art Show.  I will have 5 paintings in the show.
The Art Show is open every day of the Stampede, and is free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but are encouraged to see the fantastic art on display. The Opening Night Gala will be held on Thursday, June 24th in the evening and many of the artists will be in attendance. Tickets are just $40 per person ($50 at the door) and can be purchased through the Stampede box office at 970-356-7787.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Time of Honor- mandan headdress

A Time of Honor, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

This modern day American Indian is wearing a Mop Top, Feathered Hat or also called Mandan Headdress. The origin of this hat comes from the Dog Men or Dog Soldiers The Dog Soldier was a common society amongst most of the Northern Plains tribes throughout the 18th century. As most societies which exsisted, it was exclusive to those who proved their worth both on and off the battlefield.