Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sees with the Heart

Sees with the Heart, 48 x 24, oil on linen

The size of this painting is a brand new format for me. I hope you like it.

This Plains Indian wears a bonnet of feathers, beads, bells, ermine tails and trade cloth. His face is painted white with a black Coup Mark (hand). The regalia is completed with a beaded shirt and 2 shell necklaces.

Monday, September 26, 2011

To Dance in the Night

To Dance in the Night, 30 x 40, oil on canvas

This Dancer wears a feather bustle, a breast plate of bone, beads and shell, a silver star scarf slide and a medallion of porcupine quills. His face is painted white and red.

Friday, September 23, 2011

All We Have Seen

All We Have Seen, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted Blue White. He wears a shell necklace and an elaborate headdress of feathers and beads.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Before I Go

Before I Go, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian holds a dance fan and wears a painted, beaded, and fringed shirt. He has a red tear painted on his face.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Chief Charlot American Indian

Chief Charlot, 30 x 24, oil on canvas

Chief Charlot, also know as Charlo, Claw of the Little Grizzly, was head chief of the Bitterroot Salish from 1870 to 1910. Here he wears a top hat and frock coat. His face is painted white.

This painting is inspired by a photo taken by Edward H Boos in 1907.

Friday, September 9, 2011

NOAPS and Bosque Art Classic

Three Horses,18 x 24, oil on canvas
I am exhibiting in 2 shows that open this weekend

National oil and Acrylic painters Society Best of America!
2011 Exhibit Opening and Awards Reception
Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Bolivar, Missouri
1 p.m.—4 p.m.
The Exhibit continues through October 28, 2011 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1 – 4 pm.
See it online

Bosque Art Classic
Bosque Art Center
215 College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634
Opening reception is Sold Out
The Show is open to the public for free starting September 11-25
See it online

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Warriors Tale

The Warriors Tale, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

This oil painting shows a Plains Indian with a feathered bonnet and a painted face.
The title comes from the fact that his regalia tells a story. The feathered bonnet or 'war bonnet' was bestowed on those that had many honors, each eagle feather representing a deed. The painted face can also tell of honors, society membership or personal stories.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Song of Courage

Song of Courage, 30 x 30 oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a headdress of beads, feathers, bells and ermine tails. His face is painted white with a blue-black hand print
The hand painted on the face is a Coup Mark, a sign of bravery. To be first to touch the enemy was regarded as the bravest deed of all, it was even a point of bravado for a single warrior to rush in among the enemy and strike one with quirt, coup stick or gun before attempting to fire, thus risking his own life.