This is Danny Reyes from the Cheyenne Nation.
This painting is traditional oils on Ampersand Gessobord Masonite. The finished size is 11″ x 14″.
Here is version one. On day one, I painted in all the dark areas.
This is day two. I have laid in the base coat for the upper head feathers.
Day three. Here I painted the base coat on his face.
Day four. I spent the entire day roughing in his porcupine quill collar/chest plate and ear rings plus I added more detail to his face.
This is the final version. I finished detailing out his upper feathers, painted in David’s collar feathers and lastly, I signed it.
I wanted to point out something in this painting that I didn’t notice until after I was about half way through the painting. If you look closely, check out the gold shape on David’s face. It is very cleverly painted to represent a crescent moon using his actual eye and nose, giving us the title that Andrew and I came up with, Cheyenne Moon.
Here are two close-ups of my final version to show all the detail.
Thanks for riding along. Stay tuned, there are many more of my works in progress to come.