Now for something completely different from my regular voice of Architecture and Flowers. Jack and I thought it would be fun to paint some Indian Portraits for my eBay collectors. Since these are such a stretch from my usual work they could become collector items one day!
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The background paint is mixed, using various proportions of the colors shown above.
This VIDEO shows the background being painted around the oil sketch of my subject, Chief High Horse.
I’m actually working on a pair of Indians! I’ll paint the one on the right after this one is finished. It will also be auctioned on eBay.
I pull out a couple of special colors for the face: Cerulean Blue and Terra Rosa. White and MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) will be added into the mixes to make the variety of shades needed for the portrait.
Blocking in the face in this VIDEO. The basic planes are established first, then I go back and start working on details.
Another VIDEO! Painting the eyes, the “SOUL of the Portrait”.
After finishing the buckskin shirt the headdress is painted.
Chief High Horse was a Burle Sioux Chief from the To Strikes Camp in the southern part of the Rosebud Agency District. High Horse represented his tribe in several delegations before he died in 1931 at the age of 79. Father’s Day is around the corner on June 21st. This Indian Portrait would make a wonderful gift for that special dad in your life. Remember, a Senkarik Original Oil Painting will last for generations, bringing smiles long after candy and ties are gone.
Chief High Horse measures 14 inches tall x 14 inches wide. This size Senkarik Original Oil Painting retails for $590 in our Team Galleries. But to make it more fun we are starting the bid at A PENNY! That’s right, ONLY ONE CENT!
The piece is done on a gallery wrapped canvas with a 1 1/2″ finished edge. It’s ready to hang as soon as you give it! We even provide the hanger and nail! But don’t Linger! The auction for Chief High Horse ends this Sunday, May 31 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time. If you’d like me to personalize it to that special Dad in your life let me know as soon as possible after you win!