Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sacred Spirit by K Henderson



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. Native Americans considered this braver than killing from a distance.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Longing of the Soul by K Henderson



Longing of the Soul, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Plains Indian with his face painted Red, White and Blue.

He wears eagle feathers in his hair.

In earlier times the US Government gave the flag to American Indians as a sign of peace. The flag was flown, worn, and used for decorative purposes.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Redwing - American indian Still life by K Henderson

                            
Redwing is 30 x 24, oil on canvas.
This painting shows a mixture of old and newer icons of the American Indian. There is pottery, corn, beads, blanket, a kachina as well as a turn of the century piece of sheet music "Redwing" featuring an image of a Native American woman with a feathered headdress.


My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Reflections- American Indian by K Henderson



Reflections, oil on linen, 36 x 30
This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Native American with his face painted white with a brown Coup Mark (Hand on Face).

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors. You can see them in many Western Paintings and Historical photographs.
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.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sacred Honor - American Indian



Sacred Honor, oil on canvas

I haven't completed any new American Indian paintings lately so I thought I would post an older piece. I wonder where this painting is now.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Looks to the Past - American Indian



Looks to the Past, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian Warrior is glancing behind. He wears honors from past battles. Each eagle feather represents a brave deed and the hand painted on his face tells of an act of courage.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind, 30x20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with bells and lots of red ribbons.

His face is painted white with a brown Coup Mark.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

On the Fringe by K Henderson


On the Fringe, oil on linen, 40 x 30

This Cowgirl oil painting is my most recent in my Silver Screen Cowgirl series. Don't you love those crazy fringed cowhide cuffs? I can't get enough of the retro cowgirl style.

I love Western Movies especially those with Classy Cowgirls. The sepia tone brings back the feeling of the Saturday Matinee western serial.

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