Monday, November 26, 2012

Beaded Moccasins



Beaded Moccasins, 8 x 10, oil on board

These Plains Indian Moccasins are heavily beaded with red, white, blue and green seed beads.

This is one of my few small oil paintings available. It is framed and ready to hang.

Contact me if you are ready to purchase.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sees for Miles


Sees for Miles, 30 x 30, oil on linen

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors
Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

Contact me if I can assist you in purchasing this painting from Red Willow Gallery

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cowgirl Demonstration Final


Wishin' on a Star, 40 x 30, oil on linen

This is how the painting is finished on the 5th day. I "oiled in" the painting, that is I brushed the painting with walnut oil/mineral spirits and then wiped most of it off leaving just a thin layer, then I did the final highlights, darks and blending. Oiling in is a fairly new technique for me but I'm liking the results.

I hope you enjoyed this demo. Would you like to see more?

SOLD at Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa

See Day 4 of Demo

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cowgirl Demonstration Day 4


Day 4 Demo,

Ok. The face is starting to look the way I want it to. The shirt is taking shape.

More layering and blending. Are you starting to get the idea? No big changes, just layering and blending. Darken the darks, lighten the lights, and get a smooth transition

See Day 5 demo

Friday, November 2, 2012

As Long as the Sun Rises


As Long as the Sun Rises, oil on canvas, 30 x 30

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers and has his face painted white with blue and red.

Why do American Indians wear eagle feathers?  The eagle flies high and is thought to be a messenger from the heavens or a link between the spirit world and man.The feathers are given to tribal members when certain deeds, such as bravery, are preformed