This is not one of my new paintings, but one that has been archived for a while. It was painted in 1989 in response to an invitation to exhibit my work in a show celebrating the centennial of Washington state's statehood. The exhibit was an invitational to women artists to depict women throughout the state's history.
I was given permission to go through the archives of the Museum of Native American Cultures and photograph pertinent images for this show. This painting was done from one of those photographs.
I think that my "style" and way of handling paint now was already evident then. The background in this painting has always been one of my all-time favorites. And, the dog looks just like the dog I now have, my best friend named 'Sadie." (I've included a photo of her, too!) I think it is also interesting to note that I was already painting Native American people before I moved to the American Southwest.
You will love the way the little girl's eyes follow you wherever you are in the room.
This was custom framed with a linen liner. There's an engraved brass tag with the title of the painting and my name.
oil paint and stretched canvas