Saturday, December 8, 2012

Follows the Spirit


Follows the Spirit, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This may be my final American Indian painting for the year 2012.

The Plains Indian wear eagle feathers wrapped with trade cloth. His face is painted white with red dots and a blue/black Coup mark

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sacred Spirit

 Sacred Spirit, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, trade cloth and beads. His face is painted blue which is a sacred color in some tribes. The hand on his face represents a battle honor. It is a Coup mark which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.