“Heavy Shield” Native American Mural
10.5′ x 12.5′ Acrylic on Canvas
So we had just got our new studio up and running, and were looking forward to participating in the MBCAC Open Studio Art Tours 2014 for the first time. Our studio has a 16′ ceiling, so we could finally showcase large a mural in studio.
Both Echo and I love painting portraits, and I’ve always been passionate about Native Americans, so it was a natural choice to paint a Native American Mural.
“Heavy Shield” was photographed by Edward S. Curtis about 1904, somewhere in the American Southwest. His photo just touched me deeply.
Echo had just had her second son a couple of weeks before, so I got this one started, and then we finished it together. We also filmed the 10-day process in hi-speed time-lapse video, and the link is below.
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