Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trust the Soul

Trust the Soul
, 20 x 30, oil on linen


This painting shows a Plains Indian with a painted face. The painted hand indicates that he touched an enemy during a battle

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Delegate

The Delegate is 36" x 36", oil on linen.

This painting is a continuation of my 'Top Hat" series. In the 1880's The Powers That Be in the United States Government would invite American Indian leaders to Washington. There they were given gifts such as clothing, flags, hats etc. The recipient would then use these items as they saw fit. This hat is decorated with parts of a flag, an emblem from a helmet, ribbons and feathers

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Biennale Grande Hubbard Museum

, 30 x 34, oil on canvas

Two of my paintings have been accepted into the 2nd Biennale Grande at the Hubbard Musem of the American West.
The 2nd Biennale Grande is a juried fine art competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. The art with be on display April 4th to July 15th, 2012 at The Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 Hwy 70 West,Ruidoso Downs, NM.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Amulet

The Amulet 36 x 36, oil on linen.

This painting shows a dancer absorbed in the rhythm of the drums. He is holding a feathered fan and wearing a quilled medicine wheel with an owl feather in his hair. He has a feather bustle and his face is painted white, black and red. He is adorned with silver earrings and a small beaded amulet.

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The Amulet

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Time of Honor

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Commissioned Painting

Sara and Duke, 24 x 18, oil on canvas

I don't paint many commissioned painting (especially portraits) I only accept a few commissions each year. But when one of my very first collectors from Way Back When asked me and presented me with a wonderful photograph from which to work, I couldn't say no. I'm pleased with the results.

If you are considering a commissioned painting, feel free to contact me . And don't forget to include your email address