Monthly Archives: July 2012

Strength of the Sun by K Henderson

American Indian by K Henderson

Strength of the Sun, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a bonnet of feathers, beads, bells, ermine tails and trade cloth. His face is painted white with a black Coup Mark (hand).


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Years Have Gone by K Henderson

K Henderson American Indian

Years Have Gone, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers and has white face paint.

What is the meaning of the face paint in my American Indian paintings?

American Indians painted their faces for decorative purposes and for protection against the wind, sun, snow and insects. Designs of various kinds were used to designate membership in certain societies, to prepare for ceremonies, to mark achievement and to mourn the dead. When used for personal ornamentation there was no guide to the way the paint should be applied beyond the fancy of the wearer or for personal identification.


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Out on the Plains by K Henderson

Out on the Plains, 28 x 22, oil on canvas

This is another in my Silver Screen Cowgirls series. This lady of the Wild West has the big hat, cuffs, big dreamy eyes and lots of Bling.


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