Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
With this painting I wanted to capture two different aspects of life for the American Indian of the 1800's. First of all, I'm showing them surrounded by incredible beauty and awesome grandeur. I was able to call upon my own experiences of exploring streams, rivers, and mountain meadows throughout my life.
There is also the ever present possibility of harsh conditions and that the struggle for survival could soon be upon them. Vigilance was a constant necessity, but for now, tranquility prevails.