Jan 31, 2011

Assiniboin Man

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Here is the third painting in the series; a man whose name we do not know.  He was from the Assiniboin tribe that was located in Montana and southern parts of Canada.  This tribe was known for its hunting prowess and fur trading.

Jan 23, 2011

New Chest-Piegan (Blackfoot)

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

This is my second painting in the series of Native Americans based on the photographs of Edward S. Curtis.  This striking figure had the interesting name of New Chest and was part of the Piegan Nation (Blackfoot) in the Montana region.

Jan 21, 2011

Three Eagles-Nez Perce

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

I came across the awesome work of Edward S. Curtis who photographed thousands of Native Americans in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  He wanted to capture a vanishing race.  His work, I believe, stands as the best of his time in capturing the soul of the people who lived on this land for centuries. 

So this is the first in a series of paintings I'm doing to honor Curtis as well as the people he photographed.  It's an old Nez Perce cheif named Three Eagles.

Jan 20, 2011

The Barn

11 x 14 oil on canvas

This is the barn at my parents house in Virginia.  I painted it for my brother Marc who loves spending time there.

Mountain T.O.P.

11 x 14 oil on canvas

This is a scene from Mountain T.O.P. Ministries, located in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee.  I painted it for my sister Sonja who ministers there on a regular basis.