Monday, October 5, 2009

A Home in Minnesota

This is a painting I did in about 2002. The home is in Minnesota, near Duluth. The owner was one-quarter Chippewa which is represented by the eagle. He had a pet crow that used to pull a cigarette out of his pocket and fly around with it hanging out of his beak. One day he took the full pack out and flew up onto the roof and wouldn't give it back. They used to feed black bears and raccoons in their back yard. Whenever there were orphaned raccoons, neighbors would bring the babies to their house to be cared for. Each had a name and would come back to visit after they had been released and would often bring their little family with them. The owners also had a pond stocked with fish in front of their house and deer were abundant in the wooded area surrounding their home. I have to say it was one of the most fun paintings I've done. It's not a very good copy, but I'm sure you get the idea.

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