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sacred buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits on August 20, 2020 at 4:51 pm

watercolor 22 x 15 8/20

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads………. Henry David Thoreau

This is a commissioned painting which I created for a very gracious and spiritual Lakota woman. I felt privileged to be inside her heart and her history. The sacred white buffalo is her strongest spirit animal totem and therefore is the dominant image. The great horned owl was included because of her repeated encounters with it. On two separate occasions near her home she discovered two dead owls and consciously returned them to the earth. Because of the sum of all her experiences with the owls she felt a profound spirit connection to the powerful bird. The circle around the buffalo is my depiction of the sacred hoop. Everything is in circles within the Native American stories, life and worship. Never-ending is the creator. No beginning. No end. The sisters depict her 3 sisters and their mother. The ponies are my addition….just for fun and balance.

I added some progressions. It is always fun to see how it all comes together. Further along I forgot to take photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

dream sight

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on July 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

watercolor 7/2020

Indigenous people believe that the owl has very soft and gentle ways, similar to the softness of an owl’s feather, and these ways were taught to them in the healing ways. Therefore, whenever owl feathers were worn by an individual, it often meant that they were a medicine person with healing abilities.

‘It is time to walk away. Something new is manifesting and cannot appear until you release what you are holding onto so fiercely.’
-Long-Eared Owl

night flyer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on June 28, 2014 at 11:57 am
watercolor aceo 6/2014

watercolor aceo 6/2014

There is an owl outside my cottage sitting way up in one of the giant cedars. I can’t see him but I know that he is there because he calls both night and day.. I love that sound. Since I don’t know what kind of an owl he is I painted a great horned owl which are plentiful here. I usually paint barn owls because their faces seem so human to me.

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