Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I am Like a Bear

I am Like  Bear, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

Now we turn the dials of the Way Back Machine to the year 1998. There is an unauthorized version of my painting going around and thought I would set the record straight.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Whispering Wind

Whispering Wind, 30 x 20, oil on linen
American Indians used animals and birds to 'decorate' their clothing, shields etc. They wore the animal skins, claws, teeth, feathers and other parts in hopes that the attributes of the animal would pass down to them.

Birds symbolized anything from Truth, good luck, skill in speaking and many other traits.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Song of Life

Song of Life, 48 x 24, oil on linen

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).


Friday, January 4, 2013

Hears the Spirit

Hears the Spirit, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I've been painting several monochromatic, limited palette paintings lately and I wanted to paint something with lots of color. This painting is the result