Watercolor painting of Native American blankets and basket by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Native Arts

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 23 1/2″h x 15 1/2″w, 2002.

I set up this still life of authentic Native American crafts that were in the collection of my sister and brother-in-law. I loved the shapes, colors, textures, and designs of the different objects, and it took many watercolor washes to paint all the various colors and textures and to do it as a purely transparent watercolor. I had to use many small brushes to get the details just right.

Many native American cultures produce exquisite art through their practical utilities such as blankets, pottery, baskets, and clothing, and this painting honors a few of those artistic creations.

Original is sold.

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