Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Grand Entry" Yakima Pow Wow dancer, oil painting

My friend and founder of Sacred Road Ministries, Chris Granberry, took the photo I used as reference for this painting. This young Yakima native is doing the Fancy Dance at a Pow Wow from this summer on the reservation. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, half the proceeds will be donated to Sacred Road ministries.
For info email 16x20 oil on canvas

Thought I would show the progression of this painting.....sometimes it is really hard to know when to stop, especially when a painting is going really good from the just have to use your instincts as an artist..........but I really liked the painting at this stage!

Here I sketched the image out on the canvas with a "drawing brush" and a little cad orange with ultramarine blue.

The concept sketch from my sketchbook.
The finished painting will be available at Knowles Studio this Saturday the 4th of Dec for our second annual Oasis charity art show. 50% of the proceeds of art sales will be donated to Oasis, an outreach ministry to the victims of sex trafficking in the U.S. and many other countries.

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