Saturday, September 4, 2010

Among the Colored Earth
16 x 20
acrylic on canvas
------------------------------This painting is one of the first in the return of my western art theme. During my life in the west, I executed a large body of works devoted to the landscapes and history or the west and southwest.
Having lived in Colorado, both in the plains, and mountains, I became very familiar with the western landscape and it history and peoples, including the Native Americans. I sketched and painted from the wealth of the Rocky Mountains and the expansive prairies that surrounded me. I became fascinated with the history of Colorado's settlement during the 1800's and the American Indians that called it home. The Ute, the Cheyenne, the Arapahoe, and the Pawnee.
I attended many historical recreations, including the mountain man rendezvous, and the Indian Pow Wows where I sold and traded my art and artifact reproductions. I also had many one person exhibitions and my paintings were carried in local and regional galleries and fine retail outlets in Colorado Springs, Denver, Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek, and Woodland Park, Colorado to name a few.
These works that I am doing now, are a tribute to my western life that I lived there during that period in the 80's.~ I hope you like them.

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