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Can You Paint The Wind?

August 9, 2022

I’m of the opinion that there is no such thing as too much color! And I have certainly lived up to that belief with this painting, "North Wind, Chewing Black Bones Camp.” The colors I’ve used are strongly influenced by the bold colors favored by Blackfeet traditional artists.

Years ago I was honored with a Name Giving Ceremony by The Blackfeet Tribe. Earl Old Person, who gave me my name, told us that he was at Chewing Black Bones Camp on the east edge of Glacier National Park when he had a vision that included my name. Over the years I’ve spent time there off and on, and like so much of the east slope of The Rockies, the wind is more on than off! With this painting I wanted to depict that near constant northerly breeze that I’ve experienced at the camp.



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