Today my most recent painting has been finished. It is a 16 x 20
inch, pastel portrait of Native American Fast Elk of the Sioux. I have used a
mixture of Unison and Sennelier Pastels on a sanded board. The preliminary
sketch is drawn out in charcoal, followed by the initial under painting. The
pastels are then applied in layers and blended with fingers and tools, until the
required depth of colour and tone is achieved. This is built up in stages, and
can take many hours to complete. Some of the stages of the painting can be seen
If you would care to see the completed artwork please visit the New Painting Gallery on the website. Karen
Native American Medicine Man
The role of the healers was to get help from the spirit world. Each one would practice healing diseases, healing the mind, promote harmony between people and Earth. The medicine man also had the ability to inflict harm, promote fertility, and secure good hunting and fishing outcomes.
A Mothers Love
The love that a mother feels for her child and that the child feels for its mother, lives on even when the physical link is broken… for all of us who still have our mother with us, cherish her,…..for those of us who are parted from her, look forward but also remember all the love that passed between you and hold it in your heart. Karen
Karen Ivey, Crystal Healing and Readings. Pastel paintings of Native Americans.