Category Archives: Minatures

Fuji Temple

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Some Island friends and collectors brought me this rock, one of the larger geode crystals I have ever worked with.

They wanted a Japanese scene, so I included bamboo, irises, a castle, a bridge, and Mount Fuji. They proudly display it in their home.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131301
Title: Fuji Temple
Subject: Temple in Japan
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2001
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Crystal
Style: Miniature
Colors: Blue, Green, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 10″ x 11″
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Amalfi Moment

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A small but powerful still life work depicting the Italian Amalfi coast, as viewed from a balcony.

This is oil painted on a slab of Nephrite, a Jade-like rock. Much of the rock is unpainted, in the cliff areas.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191201
Title: Amalfi Moment
Subject: Italian Coast
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1986
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jade
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Blue, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 6″ x 12″
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Chief

AA160503-Chief-800x700space-tspace-tI loved and admired the colorful tradition of Native American feathered Chiefs Bonnets growing up.  I even owned a toy Bonnet as a child.

The bonnet had to be earned through brave deeds in battle because the feathers signified the deeds themselves. Some warriors might have obtained only two or three honor feathers in their whole lifetime, so difficult were they to earn.

The bonnet was also a mark of highest respect because it could never be worn without the consent of the leaders of the tribe. A high honor, for example, was received by the warrior who was the first to touch an enemy fallen in battle, for this meant the warrior was at the very front of fighting.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160503
Title: Chief
Subject: Native American
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1975
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Nephrite
Style: Miniature
Colors: Green, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 3″ x 2″
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space-tFeathers were notched and decorated to designate an event and told individual stories such as killing, capturing an enemy’s weapon and shield, and whether the deed had been done on horseback or foot. After about ten honors had been won, the warrior went out to secure the eagle feathers with which to make his bonnet.

In some tribes these had to be purchased from an individual given special permission to hunt the bird; a tail of twelve perfect feathers could bring the seller as much as a good horse. Some tribes permitted a warrior to hunt his own eagles. This was a dangerous and time-consuming mission and meant that he had to leave the tribe and travel to the high country where the bird could be found. When the destination had been reached, ceremonies were conducted to appeal to the spirits of the birds to be killed.

A chief’s war bonnet is made of feathers received for good deeds to his community and is worn in high honor. Each feather would represent a good deed. A warrior’s war bonnet, such as the famous war bonnet of Roman Nose, the Cheyenne warrior, was said to protect him during battle. In several instances, Roman Nose, wearing his war bonnet, rode back and forth before soldiers of the United States Army during battles of the Indian Wars and, despite being fired upon by many soldiers, was unscathed.

Chiefs and honored warriors still often wear war bonnets for ceremonial occasions.

 

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Fun at the Lake

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A commemoration of my five month visit to Peter and Signe Bale in Wisconsin. They inherited a large farm and encouraged me to paint there for the winter, which I did. Cloistered as the weather demanded, I accomplished painting many works.

When I left, I surprised them with this painting, a whimsical interpretation of them at one of the lakes in the summer with their dogs.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160505
Title: Fun at the Lake
Subject: Man and Women
Location: Wisconsin
Completed: 1975
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Miniature
Colors: Brown, Blue
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 6″ x 7″
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