Thursday, May 9, 2013

"War Bonnet - Sonela" by Ruth Andre


"War Bonnet - Sonela"
9"x12"x1.5" mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre

The paintings in the "War Bonnet" series are being named using Cherokee Counting words. I love the connection but I am having a hard time not naming them the number along with an English name. Each painting evokes a story. Maybe each painting will receive its own story for the person viewing the painting and I have needed to step aside? Not sure? This painting, #9, along with the others seem to have me wanting to "Follow the Sound of the Drum" I feel there is more than paint and canvas but a spirit speaking through me. It has been, "A Painting Day".


If you would like to read more about the Cherokee counting language Linda L. Kinyon has written a very informative article. HERE

3 comments:

Hilje van Beijnum said...

"War Bonnet-Sonela" is a very beautiful one, Ruth!! I love the color transitions and the structure you brought into the painting, it reminds me of the Rocky Mountains!

Dave Wessels said...

Sorry, my GPS wasn't working: I meant of course "The Grand Canyon"!!

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful colors together and wonderful thickness of paint.