24″ x 24
Oil on Canvas
Since I was a child, I have been fascinated with the stories of the 1540 Coronado Expedition into the Southwest United States. This last fall I toured and painted Spain’s Cities of the Conquistadors so I could further study this subject. As I unpacked the new treasures from my journey, I had the urge to paint the haphazard arrangement that overtook my studio. The armor and weaponry seen in this painting are replicas of mid-16th century armor of the type used during the Coronado Entrada. The period-specific replica banner which witch I discovered in Madrid, depicts a version of the Royal Standard of Spain (Castile and Leon), the first flag to fly over Oklahoma.
This painting will be exhibited at the 2015 Prix de West Show and Sale in June.