Indian Chief Watercolor – With Pen And Ink
This Indian chief watercolor features an Native American wearing a full eagle feather headdress. He is in the foreground astride a magnificent white horse. The cloud-like steed seemingly floats on the landscape. The Indian’s outstretched arm welcomes the good things the earth provides.
The large red circle in the background represents the sun. Which is the center of life for our earth. The left side of the background represents night and darkness. Stylized stars form a partial circle around the sun. Beneath the dark uneasy sky is a wall-like purplish black mountain range. The foreground recedes into the middle ground – a harsh desert environment sparsely populated with rocks and cactus.
The right side of the composition is much more welcoming. This is reinforced by the Indian’s outstretched hand beckoning in that direction. A lush leafed tree surrounded by thick green grass stands upon an embankment. A stream of bright blue water pours into the foreground.
The medium for this project was watercolors combined with India ink. This design was used in several projects. A stencil was created out of a pencil drawing done on heavyweight paper. The stencil was cut line by line. As each new line was cut it was marked on the substrate. Next India ink was penned over the pencil lines. Lastly watercolors were applied.
About This India Chief Watercolor Painting:
Title: Indian Chief – Welcome
Medium: Watercolors and India ink, on Arches watercolor paper
Size: 18-1/4″ x 15-3/8″
Framed Size: 24-1/2″ x 21-1/2″
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