Wednesday, March 30, 2011

They Came No More - American Indian



They Came No More, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

I'm gearing up for summer shows and hope to have several paintings to post in the next month.

This is a painting of a Plains Indian with a beaded and quilled shirt. He carries a shield with a golden eagle bundle. This bundle was a token of power. It could be removed from the shield to be carried, used in rituals or placed in a dwelling.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shaman - American Indian



Shaman, oil on linen, 24 x 20

The title refers to the rock Art figure over the shoulder of the American Indian. The horned shaman is common in rock art in many parts of the world.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oklahoma Friendly - Juror's Select Award



Silver City Marshal, 20 x 16, oil on canvas

I won the Juror's Select Award at the Oklahoma Friendly show
Oklahoma Friendly 2011 presents 160 pieces of art by over 150 artists from Rhode Island to Alaska and from Wisconsin to Texas. The pieces were chosen from over 780 submissions.
The art in the show comes from a variety of media and styles. The works have been divided into five categories that reflect the Oklahoma Friendly theme: Friendly Faces (figures), Tornado Alley (abstracts), Big Sky (landscapes), Wild Frontier (architecture), and Landmarks (sculpture).
You can view this show at IAO Gallery, March 18 through April 9, 2011.IAO Gallery is located at 706 W. Sheridan in Downtown Oklahoma City

Monday, March 14, 2011

Undefeated - American Indian



Undefeated, 20 x 24, oil on canvas

This plains Indian is wearing painted white stripes representing the path to all that is good. In the background is a ledger painting showing a horse raid

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flies Like the Wind - American Indian & Horse



Flies Like the Wind, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

A Plains Indian, a horse and a painted story background. What more can I say except that I'm boxing it up to be shipped to Mountain Trails Gallery this week.

I used to paint a lot of horses but a rarely do anymore. This is one of the few available.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Morning Light - American Indian



Morning Light, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I'm painting several pieces right now that will have the ledger or robe paintings in the back ground. The one in this painting depicts a Horse Raid