Conversation Between Sean and DonH
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- Thanks for your comments on the Jaguar, Sean! Blue, Yellow, and Red (in the nose) are actually a basic triad color scheme.
The Hopi reservation is small, in the middle of the Navajo reservation, located 50 mi or so SE of lake Powell. Their pottery has very similar figures.
- Hey Don, "That looks like a Hopi lizzard." You're probably pretty close. I've never heard of the tribe before, 'Mimbres' from the Southwest around 1000 A.D. It was originally a pottery design painted black and white. I ordered some kids coloring books of Indian Designs thinking I might be able to use something. I actually hit on a treasure chest of different ideas and concepts. I had no idea how difficult it is to make colors work together. I'm enjoying the process, but boy, I've come up with some really ugly color combo's.
Speaking of color's your Jaguar is amazing. I would not have thought the yellow and light blue to work together, but it sure did! Very enticing.
- I loved the video! And the link to Dances with wolves.. Costner is a distant relative of mine. I have painted buffalo.. several of them are posted in my Bears Bluebonnets and Buffalo thread in the Pastel Forum. I shoud do a lot more of them as I gain skills. A neighbor of mine runs a few which affords the opportunity to go over and photograph them.. They are a bit unnerving to be around.. his herd is wild, and unpredictable.
- Don, it appears you have no difficulty finding subjects to paint, but I ran across this video which called your name out to me. Ever painted a buffalo before?