The commissioned Tlingit Totem painting was requested 3 weeks ago, by the gallery's client who was interested in a pair to the Beaver Totem Detail painting which is also 12"x36". The previous 'North Wolf' painting had sold.
Unfortunately, I've been sick for the past 2+ weeks and still not 100%. But I've been able to make slow progress as strength allows. I had initially hoped to get this new painting done along with a few others before the gallery reopened on Oct. 5th, but with having been out of commission... I can at least get he Tlingit painting completed and possibly start on another canvas.
I trust that I will well enough to deliver the St. Kateri icon to Horseshoe Bay on Wednesday. I am also awaiting news in finalizing the sale of the At Rest painting. It may require another Horseshoe Bay delivery.
The Tlingit Wolf Totem is at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska. This painting was based on a picture taken a number of years ago by the Alaskan photographer Patrick Endres.
Background info on original totem:
"In October 1988, 20 men carried the Wolf Totem Pole: Everyone's Grandfather across the frozen UAF campus. That night the totem was raised in a traditional Tlingit ceremony. The 20-foot pole is made of western red cedar from Ketchikan and features the three figures of eagle, wolf, and bear. This particular totem pole honors the traditional teaching method of a master artist working alongside his apprentices. "