October 20, 2014:
With the icon commissions completed, I am back to the totem paintings. Today was a big day, the first of many as I push through the next 3 months for the upcoming exhibitions.
Before I can finish the Eagle Totem painting, I needed to get the next canvas plotted out, choosing the subject and determining the size. The totem that came to the forefront was the Haida House-Front Totem at the MOA-UBC.
This totem once stood before a dwelling named 'Plenty of Ilimen-Hides in this House.' It belonged to a clan named 'Those Born at Qadasgo Creek'. It was cut into sections for transportation. All 3 are included in this next painting, seen one behind the other as placed in the museum. I've chosen a exhibition canvas of 30" x 40", painted the base undertone, plotted out the grid, and inked in the design. With this canvas ready to go, I can return to the Eagle Totem.