A Novel By Mitch Battese
She clawed and scratched at the strong man until finally her finger caught the corner of his eye, and he shouted for her to stop fighting. The cigarette flew from his mouth and fell to the ground. The brittle straw ignited into flames, and in an instant the barn began to fill with smoke.
Then the young girl turned and grabbed the pitchfork from the wall and swung wildly around hoping to hit the man. Dawn stood with the pitchfork, her eyes trying to focus through the smoke-filled barn. Horses were running and dust was mixing with smoke.
“The old Indians were starting to die off. We had no where to turn. We all sang songs for Good Medicine to return – we all sang Songs for Indian Medicine.”
Songs for Indian Medicine, A Novel By Mitch Battese
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Thick pasty oil paint on canvas will leave lots of texture. This painting was inspired after a hike in the Black Hill of South Dakota in very late summer. The early day was cool and some of the leaves were just beginning to turn.
Woman in Blue
Watercolor on textured pebble poster board
Sold in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, 2015 – no prints available
Girl with basket
18 inches by 24 inches, but with its frame this exceptional piece is 30 inches by 36 inches. Custom prints available on Cotton Rag and Bamboo.
Against mysterious backdrop, travelers on horseback make their way along a bleak landscape
This post contains a simple watercolor that reminds me of my youth. I grew up on the reservation in the 1950’s. Occasionally riders would pass by our home late evening or early morning. When the sky turns red, I think back and remember sounds and sights of horses walking by kicking up dust. Original has been sold. No prints available at this time.
Oil on canvas
EagleWhistle.com is a website dedicated to education and promotion of Aboriginal North American fine arts paintings. All comments and questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where possible I use lower quality images so that the pictures will load more quickly, however, several individuals like more detailed images. I generally do not sell paintings online. I sell directly at various art shows throughout the country. Please feel free to suggest art shows if you like. Also, I have done a bit of custom paintings and you’ll just have to call or email me for more information. Thanks, Mitch.