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Painting sale ... last chance ...


This is the last week of my painting sale (the proceeds of which are going to a relative in financial distress due to health care problems; more info here) -- so if there's anything you have your eye on, please let me know. There are a few of the "bunny" paintings left (such as the little critters above), and just two remaining paintings in the Desert Spirit Series (below).

The first piece below is called Old Coyote Woman. Coyote, the mythic trickster, is usually a male figure in Native American tales, but can also be female in some tribal traditions. Trickster has two sides to his/her nature: the Fool and the Culture Hero; sometimes benevolent, sometimes treacherous. Likewise, people see this painting two different ways. Some find her face skull-like and frightening, others (myself included) see humor and warmth. She's a real favorite of mine. The medium: oil paint on canvas paper, with writing in gold ink, 16 x 20 inches in size.

The second "Desert Spirits" painting below is Coyote and the Dog Spirits.  Medium: oil paint on canvas paper, 16 x 10 inches in size.

  Old Coyote Woman

Dog Spirits 1