$ 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.
$ 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 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.
$ 75.00One of Denny's latest painting is from his wife, Leigh's, photo shoot with a Native American Indian at the Mountain Man Rendezvous in Pinedale, WY. He is pictured here with his horse, "Apache," photographed in July 2006. The subject is an accomplished Actor, Stuntman, Authenticity Expert and Technical Consultant for nearly 50 motion pictures including "Dances With Wolves" and "Last of the Mohicans." His journeys have taken him all across the USA where he teaches, lectures and informs the curious public on Plains Indian history, culture, and corrects may of the myths and untruths propagated and compounded by generations of television and inaccurate historical portrayal. His mission is to undo the misunderstandings about the Native Americans from history and show the kinder, gentler side of their survival as a culture. He was kind enough to pose for Denny while he was there giving lectures on the Plains Indians history during the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous.
$ 65.00Denny's July, 2008 offering is this fine, fine young man, grass dancer, "Waycie" Roundstone. Waycie was 26 years of age at the time of this painting. He is full-blooded, Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana.
$ 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.
$ 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:
$ 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.
$ 40.00Artist's Note: This 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.
$ 35.00Spirit Come Down is another recent miniature that the artist did.
$ 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.
$ 75.00Plenty 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.
$ 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.
$ 75.00This "pencil" is "Chief Wolf Robe," a noble Cheyenne who was drawn using a photograph for reference taken by photographer, Frank A. Rinehart in 1898.
$ 55.00This is a pencil of "Freckled Face," an Arapaho Indian. She is also the wife of "Little Bird", one of Karchners' other studies. Photographer Frank A. Rinehart (1862-1928) took the photo used for reference. The photograph was taken in the year 1898.
$ 75.00Horse Capture was born near Milk River, Montana, in 1858. His tribe, the Atsina, commonly designated Gros Ventres of the Prairie, are of the Algonquian stock and a branch of the Arapaho. Their name for themselves is Aaninen, Atsina being their Blackfoot name.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of "Jack Red Cloud," the Son of the renowned Chief Red Cloud. Jack Red Cloud was an Ogallala chief and an esteemed warrior and orator. A band of the Lakota or Teton Sioux tribe, the Ogallala inhabited the North American Plains and Prairies region west of the Missouri River. The photo used for reference was taken by Edward Sheriff Curtis, circa 1890s.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of "Little Bird" an Arapaho which was drawn using a photograph for reference taken by photographer, Frank A. Rinehart.
$ 55.00This is a pencil of "Little Horse," an Ogallula Sioux. Photographer Frank A. Rinehart (1862-1928) took the photo used for reference. The photograph was taken in the year 1899.
$ 75.00This is a "pencil" of "The Old Cheyenne." The reference photograph was taken in 1930 by Edward S.Curtis.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of "Raven Blanket,"- Nez Perce. The culturally diverse Nez Perce inhabited the Great Basin region of the United States and were skilled horse breeders and outdoor enthusiasts. The photo used for reference was taken by Edward Sheriff Curtis, circa 1890s.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of "Slow Bull. Born in 1844, Slow Bull was an esteemed Ogallala sub chief and warrior who valiantly fought in numerous battles with the Kootenai, Blackfoot, Pawnee, Shoshone, and Apsaroke. A band of the Lakota or Teton Sioux tribe, the Ogallala inhabited the North American Plains and Prairies west of the Missouri River. The photo used for reference was taken by Edward Sheriff Curtis, circa 1890s.
$ 75.00This is a "pencil" original done of a middle-aged Native American, "Split Sky". This is a larger version of him. Karchner actually started his "Western Collection" with a miniature of "Split Sky." F.W. Glaser, a little-known photographer, took the reference photo that Karchner used to draw from in Brockton, Massachusetts, 1909.
$ 55.00This is a "pencil" of a noble looking Native American which was unknown. The reference photo was taken by William Marion Pennington. Even the date of the reference photograph was not known. It was probably around 1900.
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