I have officially sold my soul to the devil. This painting just went out to my gallery today. It is an 8x16 oil on linen panel. I never saw myself painting such a saccharin subject, but once I got started it was hard to stop...I wanted to put in a plate of cookies and stockings, but ran out of room.
This piece went out to the gallery yesterday. It is a 20x30 oil on linen canvas. This is the second painting from the Montana trip in September. I used a background from Jackson Hole instead of the one from Montana. The Montana background was really green, and it seemed to clash a bit with the buckskin. My Dad and I pulled over to get a picture of the rock, as it had a few aspens that were starting to change color.
She is holding a plains/Sioux style beaded cradle. They were fastened to the back with cords like a backpack.