BUFFALO KACHINA / Daily Painting #957

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This very old baby Buffalo Kachina is from the collection at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. This is the third time I've painted him, from different angles. He's always a challenge, and always a pleasure to paint. While old Buffalo Kachinas are quite rare, there a lot of modern versions, but none of them have the presence or personality these older ones have.

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3 thoughts on “BUFFALO KACHINA / Daily Painting #957

  1. John, This painting shows to me how Kachinas played a very important part in life. When the Indians made these showing to the world a very important part of life. This one could have been presented as a gift to a child.
    Dictionary:[Hopi katsina, supernatural being, masked impersonator of a supernatural being.

  2. Glad you have stuck to the older ones. You bring out the real details. When I saw this picture I was overwhelmed because of the way you portrayed the image of the buffalo.

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