A painting I finished a week or so ago. This is a scene from last year’s Children’s Potlatch…a native american ceremony of the Nuxalk people which are the local native tribe in Bella Coola, where I live. It is an area rich in Native Culture, and the people are warm and friendly, and I love their colorful and unique regalia. I was given permission from the chief to photograph and paint as many of the dances are not usually allowed to be photographed.
Still unfinished…it will be for a while I think. I’ve come up against a block called “lack of education”! Well, it’s not so bad, but I’m stalled in the mid ground. I painted for about 6 hours the other day, on the right side, mid ground buildings and made a huge mess! I need to figure out how to convincingly paint impressionist buildings at sunset from a high perspective. If anyone has any good links I would totally be interested in seeing them. So for now, back to the drawing board. I’m letting this one sit for a while to see if I can learn some more before I go back and screw it all up. I want this one to be good!
I’ve been painting quite a bit for the local market since I last posted, as I’ve been given an exhibition space at the Bella Coola Valley Inn. So I’m painting a few smaller, less expensive works with a local theme. I’ll show one of them off in my next post.
Bye for now!