Portrait of Buffalo Calf, Native Women Warrior, 1876
Oh yes, I did...I iron-fused the wax right over her eye. ➡️ She is brave and bold, and so must be her painting...Buffalo Calf Road Woman fought Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876.
This is part of my Native Woman Warriors series: true stories of indigenous women who fought alongside men to protect their lands. I have been so inspired researching these accounts- stories rarely told.
Encaustic wax, 16x20. Encaustic is beeswax painted in a molten state. Each layer of wax is heat-fused with a torch or iron. Encaustic creates a luminous and glasslike surface unlike any other medium. They are interesting to view up close and far away....#womenwarriors