"Young Lady" / Pencil Sketch © 2009 Mitch Battese
"Reservation Sketch" / Pen & Ink © 2009 Mitch Battese
"Vision Seekers" / Watercolor © 2009 Mitch Battese
A vision can be many things. It can be a rite of passage, initiation, or other effort made by an individual. It can be a truning point in one's life. Generally, it is a learning process through which anyone can travel, defy time, and eventually find new meanings and directions. Seeking a vision is an individual experience and is often subject to the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of a person.
Two individuals ride through haze and uncertianty, undoubtedly destined to experience new and strange sights, sounds, and feelings. It is not for the faint of heart because a quesst can be elusive and mystifying.
"A Prairie Waterfalls" / Oil on Canvas © 2009 Mitch Battese
"Dancers" / Watercolor © 2009 Mitch Battese
Un-named / Oil on canvas board © 2009 Mitch Battese
This un-named painting is oil on canvas and it depicts three figures on horseback resting in a shallow river. the colors are yellow, blacks, and deep greens, and these provide a dramatic backdrop for our three riders. This seemingly peaceful scene becomes more mysterious when we wonder about the motives of the horsemen. Are they hunters or scouts? Perhaps they simply paused to listen to the mysterious sounds coming from the darkened foliage.
If you'd like to see a sketch book of the Kansas Wetlands then check out this link to see some of the Spring and Summer pages. Check back if you would like to see the Fall and Winter pages.
To see more images by Mitch Battese, check out these fine websites:
Below are several fine websites that you really need to check out.
http://www.artnatam.com/ ArtNatAm - Native American Artists
http://artpapa.com ArtPaPa.com (A great site for artists)
http://nativeamericainc.com Native American Online (Also has Pow-Wow information here)
http://www.open-dir.com/ open-dir.com is one of the largest internet open directories
http://nativeweb.org Great resources for art, books, music and loads of other things.
http://www.native-american-online.org Lots of really great resources.
http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/ As always, check out this source of news.
http://www.princetonol.com A great resource. Check it out.
Daily Painters Gallery - Contemporary original art for sale - A very interesting site.
Native Peoples Magazine Links Directory
© 2009 Mitch Battese
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