KIVA SHADOWS / Daily Painting #1188

KIVA SHADOWS / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

Regular followers are probably aware of my fondness for taking subjects as I find them, as in my “confections” series, as opposed to more formal set ups.

This menacing little Chaveyo Kachina from our own collection, though, having been painted several times, seemed ready to appear in a staged painting.

The one disappointment at the time I was privileged to witness dances in the Hopi Kivas, was the use of Coleman lanterns with their characteristically harsh, cold, white light. So I thought it would be fun to romanticize this scene a bit and paint it as I imagined it would appear by firelight.

Now, that was fun!

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5 thoughts on “KIVA SHADOWS / Daily Painting #1188

  1. THE SHADOW IS THE SPIRIT OF THAT PAINTING. . .
    YOU JUST KNOW SOMETHING GOOD OR BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN. . .
    KEEP A WET BRUSH !

  2. It looks to me like the shadow is holding a gourd to shake at the proper time in ceremonies to keep long-held beliefs and traditions which was very important in keeping their way of life.

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