Spirit of a Nation


This piece depicts the strength of the Native American warrior and the love he feels for his people and his land, blending Day of the Dead imagery with traditional elements to create an iconic character that pays tribute to not one, but all tribes. 

Painting Process
The 24x36 canvas was painted with various shades of red, yellow, and orange acrylics, tinted with several different colors of gouache for contrast, heavily detailed with 1 Shot enamel, and then clear-coated with a satin poly to unify the colors.

The frame was built, aged, stained, and sanded by David to achieve a rustic red finish and then wrapped in leather hides and bound with dark leather straps to reflect the materials and textures common to the times.

Paper Prints
The 8 x 10 and 12 x 18 Spirit of a Nation prints are produced with archival ink on glossy paper and are perfect for those of you who prefer to frame your art.

Canvas Prints
The ready-to-hang Spirit of a Nation canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.