“Their Quiet Time” PaintingBennie Nelson (Yellowman)
Known best for his powerful portraits of Plains warriors, this gifted, award-winning artist shows his more contemplative side in this equally masterful, but more serene, work.
As in all his work, the inspiration is his wife’s Kiowa heritage and his family’s travels when he was younger, as seen in the depiction of tepees, rather than Hogans.
Everyone has experienced a moment like this at some time when the world seems to hold its breath; all is tranquil, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world is all around.
With complete control of the medium, the artist has created a scene of universal appeal.
Endless grasses, distant clouds, and the majestic bulk of mountains are beautifully depicted, as are the structures within the hide-covered tepees.
Ready to hang in your home, this is another hauntingly beautiful work by this noted painter, and advocate for Native causes.