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Every year I try to make art to celebrate the Holiday Season. This year I chose my Clan Buddies as the subject. Raccoon, Wildcat, Bird (sitting on Wildcat), and Fox are all looking at a really bright star. Wonder which one?

I hope your Holiday Season is great and you get to spend it with those you love.

This piece is based on a Chickasaw ghost story:

There was a Chickasaw brave named Blue Jay who intended to marry his sweetheart. Her request from him was that she wanted a white deer gown to wear on her wedding day. He hunted for a white deer to fulfill her request. He looked a long time. Finally, one night he saw a white buck. He fired his arrow - dead shot. But the deer did not fall. He fired again and again. Blue Jay then realized that this was a ghost deer and began to run.

The bride-to-be never saw her love again but sometimes in the night she would see a white deer in the distance.

Acrylic on canvas

Finished this on 10/31/21.

Drift is my latest work. Just finished it today. It's a 20" square, acrylic on canvas. I submitted it to Allied Arts in OKC for their 'Goldtini' fundraising event. The concept of a woman floating on clouds is not a new one or even new to my work - but this one kept 'drifting' into my ideas so it needed to be done.

I did use a touch of day-glo white and iridescent white to add to the actual piece's effects. The moon should glow softly when the lights are off just for a bit of fun for me. Something I've done once or twice before.

I put the woman in a traditional sleeping gown so she could be as much cloud as woman. The clouds are stylized intentionally as round shapes so they work as a bed. Hope you like it!

Woman, night, moon, rain, field, sleep, rest
Drift by Brian Landreth

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