$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of "Chief Tosh~A~Wah," (Tosawi) a Comanche. He is wearing a "Jeff Davis" hat along with a presidential peace medal around his neck. "Chief Tosh~A~Wah" was drawn using a photograph for reference taken by photographer, William S. Soule in 1868.
$ 75.00Plenty Coups was a Crow Chief and visionary leader. He allied Crow with the whites when the war for the West was being fought, because the Sioux and Cheyenne (who were opposing white settlement of the area) were the traditional enemies of the Crow. Plenty Coups had also had a vision when he was very young that non-Native people would ultimately take control of his homeland (Montana), so he always felt that cooperation would benefit his people much more than opposition.
$ 40.00This stunning model is our friend, Sasha Livingston. She is part Apache and was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming. She now works and resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At the time of my painting she is 26 years old. I met her through her mother, Nabu Livingston. Chances has it, when you are always wearing your favorite Pittsburgh Steelers garb, you're bound to run into other well-dressed fans which is what happened. Nabu and her friend were all decked out in the Steelers colors! We all stopped to chat in Cody one day and discuss our common bond. She said her daughter was a die-hard Steelers fan as well. It came up that I was an artist for Steelers Vice-President Art Rooney, Jr. and a western artist. She immediately said, you need to meet my daughter, she would be the perfect model. Frankly, I hear this a lot. Everyone knows someone for me to paint. Several weeks later, I found out Nabu's words to be very true!! Sasha came into town for a visit and we immediately set up a photo shoot with Leigh doing the honors with Nabu helping to get Sasha all ready.
$ 35.00This fine man is Native American, Wayne Fox. He is from the state of North Dakota. Leigh and I met Wayne at the powwow in Cody, Wyoming in the summer of 2008. The powwow is held every year at the famous Buffalo Bill Historical Center, now named Buffalo Bill Center Of The West. Wayne won the grass dance competition that year.
$ 35.00This painting is Dennis Karchner's first miniature. The size is 5" H x 7" W. This is Stan Bearpaw. Stan is a friend and neighbor from Cody, WY. He is a full-blooded Cherokee and he is the great, great, great nephew of the famous Indian Outlaw, Ned Christie.
$ 40.00Here is Denny's latest piece. It is titled Cheyenne Moon. The model's name is Danny Reyes. Denny's very good friend, Andrew Hogarth, photographer/writer/storyteller from Australia took the outstanding reference photograph that he used to create this painting. Andrew, in his own words describes how it all happened:
$ 60.00This is Christina Tift. She is originally from Denmark. Denny met Christina and her husband, Jeff, a few years back at the Cody, Wyoming Annual Horse Auction. They live in Sheridan, WY. They own a very large horse and mule ranch. Christina was kind enough to let Denny photograph her for a future painting.
$ 60.00This fine young man is Native American, Jay Eagle from Bullhead, South Dakota. Jay is Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota and lives on the Standing Rock Reservation. Denny's good friend Andrew Hogarth from Sydney, Australia that is a world-famous photographer, took the first-class photograph that he used for his reference. His work has appeared in many, many national publications. Matter of fact, the photo has graced several magazine covers and other publications. This photo of Jay was taken in 1996 at the annual Crow Fair on land surrounding the Little Big Horn River near Billings, Montana. With regards to his powwow dancing, Jay has won close to two hundred 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Jay still has all the envelopes that his prize money was handed to him on those particular days.
$ 75.00This is Dustin Roush from Gillette, Wyoming. Dustin posed in July of 2006 at the DC Bar Guest Ranch, Denny's friend's guest ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming. Dustin and his family operate a very large beef cattle ranch in Gillette. Dustin was completing "guide school" classes so he can work as a licensed guide in the state. Dustin is a "master" with a lasso. He was giving lessons to all the other students. What a great kid he is as well as a pure gentleman. BTW, all the girls love this "blue-eyed Kid!"
$ 65.00This portrait of Jim Dunham, Director of Special Projects of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA, is the third in the S.A.S.S. series in oils. He refers to himself as "Kid Rio," the name on his S.A.S.S. badge. Jim is one of the oldest members and one of the first to join S.A.S.S. some twenty years ago. For those of you who haven't seen the last two paintings of the S.A.S.S. members, the "Single Actions Shooting Society" is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. S.A.S.S. members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.
$ 75.00This piece is titled "Honoring The Dead." Like elephants, bison have been witnessed returning to the bones of the "fallen" to pay their respects.
$ 75.00This was the second in Denny's Native America series, titled "The Courter." The subject is portraying a Northern Cheyenne, circa 1860-1870 and is "looking for a bride." Portrayed, he is wearing an eagle feather war bonnet trimmed with row-after-row of Italian glass beadwork that the Native Americans traded for. Above the beads is a row of small bells. The sides of the war bonnet have rows of long, white ermine hides, otherwise known as weasel. The sleeves and sections of the front of Michael's shirt are also trimmed with hundreds of rows of ochre and turquoise glass beads. Lining his shoulders and the back of his arms are rows of human hair strands, held tightly by metal beads.
$ 75.00Dennis Karchner, Artist statement:
$ 75.00This is an Illustration for a 1997 story in the outdoor magazine, Pennsylvania Game News, which is a Pennsylvania Game Commission monthly publication.
$ 75.00This is an Illustration for a 1999 story in the outdoor magazine, Pennsylvania Game News, which is a Pennsylvania Game Commission monthly publication.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of Black Bear, Chief. Black Bear was an important chief of the Northern Arapahoe. The reference photo used was taken by Frank A. Rinehart in 1899.
$ 75.00This is Pittsburgh Steeler Defensive End, Brett Keisel from Greybull, Wyoming. Denny posed him where he hunts, which is up on the famous Carter Mountain Range. This is located right above where Denny lived in Cody, Wyoming. He and his father Lane, have hunted this area for many years. Matter of fact, this is the very area that Denny hunted in as well. It's absolute God's Country with a view that is second to none!
$ 65.00It seems that everyone that Denny paints, becomes more than just a model, they have all become "good friends" as well. This is Denny's "good friend" Dave Behling, pronounced "Bayling." Dave is a well-known local around Cody, Wyoming. Dave is a master "leather-smith" as well as a master "gunsmith." Mr. Behling is a member of the "Single Action Shooting Society." The "society" was organized to preserve the "western style of shooting." All the members have aliases and a badge number. Dave's alias is "Buck Elliott," badge number 6177. Denny posed him with his favorite "Colt Peacemaker," a "single action" in a .45 caliber. Traditional oils on gesso-coated Masonite.
$ 75.00This is Stan Bearpaw. Stan was 53 years old when this portrait was done and he is a full-blooded Cherokee. The great thing about Stan is that he is the "great, great, great nephew" of the famous "Indian Outlaw," Ned Christie.
$ 75.00This was the first oil that Denny ever painted. This portraiture is of Charles Bolin from Deland, Florida. "Cypress Scout," as Mr. Bolin refers to himself, is his alias as a member of a nationwide organization called the "Single Action Shooting Society," also known by their acronym "S.A.S.S." All members of S.A.S.S. uses an alias to compete. Denny was invited to observe one of their regional shooting range competitions in Florida in December, 2005.
$ 75.00Denny's third painting of this Native American model is from his wife, Leigh's, photo shoot at the Mountain Man Rendezvous in Pinedale, WY July, 2006. He was paid handsomely to pose for Denny in Pinedale, Wyoming in July 2006 while he was there giving lectures on the Plains Indians history during the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous.