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.
In Watching the Storm, a young Blackfoot woman has just moved camp with her people. She hasn't even finished setting up the tipi when the storm beckons. You can imagine what must be going through her mind to have a plains storm blowing in without adequate shelter. Everything about this image is designed to create drama appropriate to the subject matter: from the perspective to her expression to the brewing clouds. The beads and brass bells on her dress put the time frame of this painting at the mid- to late-1800s. Her earrings are dentalium shell which were obtained through trade with coastal peoples.
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