This is another example of one of Templeton's many complex compositions. "The Artist" had a frefla of animals he wanted to include in the wild and whimsical canyon of the Waconda River! The Native American women are casually hanging out, and observing the activities of the different animals of "the great southwest" Each species has its own story, and collectively, the painting has an in depth meaningful story. Native American culture has always facinated the local artist. He has enjoyed learning about Their way of life, their artistry, and mostly their struggle to survive. Templeton is related to John Rolf, who was married to" Pocahantis" one of the most famous Native Americans in history. Native American designs and color theories are very unique and beautiful to the artist, and he often depicts them in his work. "The Artist" clearly did his homework before he embarked on this accurate, colorful, and beautiful representation of this vast array of southwest animals, and reptiles. The women and animals coexist comfortabley in this painting, and all of the elements are placed strategically, so the viewer can enjoy the seperate scenarios, or the entire composition. Templeton reportably spent most of 2020 producing this highly imaginitive, colorful, painting. He painstakingly created this oil painting as to include, an accurate representation of the many animals he has been fortunate enough to hang with, and personally encounter " in the wild".
February 25th, 2021
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