Each numbered print comes with a certificate of authenticity in your choice of high-quality watercolor paper or canvas. Paper prints are shipped rolled. Canvas prints have two finishing options: 1) Shipped rolled in a tube or 2) stretched and ready-to-hang with a gallery wrap finish. Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase.
Beauty and Grace is simple and pleasing composition that allows you to focus on the young Ute woman's beauty. I use chiaroscuro, or dramatic contrasts with light, to highlight the lovely, strong structure of her face. This painting is set in the mid- to late-1800's, which you can tell by the woman's abalone shell earring. There is little water in the Ute tribal homeland, so shell accoutrements would have been obtained through trade.
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