This is a personal piece that I made. I decided to make my own version of NC Wyeth’s contemplative Indians. His compositions and moods always strike me, and I tried to incorporate that feeling into this painting.
I’ve been playing with a long and vertical format again, I really like those as they put an emphasis on the character and are generally dynamic. Making all the lilies and trees is something that I really enjoy, it’s a very joyful process of getting lost in all the rhythms, colors and details.