Thursday, September 29, 2011
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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
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, 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, 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.