Follows the Spirit, 20 x 30, oil on linen
This may be my final American Indian painting for the year 2012.
The Plains Indian wear eagle feathers wrapped with trade cloth. His face is painted white with red dots and a blue/black Coup mark
This Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, trade cloth and beads. His face is painted blue which is a sacred color in some tribes. The hand on his face represents a battle honor. It is a Coup mark which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.