Dimensions: 16″H x 16″W
Eagle Heart – A Lithographic print 7571/48000 (Signed & Numbered) by artist Bev Doolittle
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Doolittle’s paintings and prints are collected by those interested in Western themes. Realistic Western art has conventionally been dominated by oil painting, and Doolittle was instrumental in bringing watercolors into the genre.
Doolittle has co-authored and illustrated several books. She has long been interested in the plight of Native Americans, wild animals, and ecological and environmental issues, and her books and paintings focus on these issues.
She refers to her style as a “camouflage technique” in which certain details of her art can be seen in more than one way. For example, in The Forest Has Eyes, the rocks, and waterfalls seen close up appear as the faces of Native Americans when viewed from a distance. In Mesa Ruins close-up viewing appears to show the Mesa Verde Canyon Anasazi dwellings, although from a distance it gives an impression of the eye and nose of a Native American male. In Shoshone Switchback, the snow-filled meadow in which horseback riders are crossing appears from farther away to be the shape of a running horse. Her twenty-four set collection of paintings of dark-brown horses set against light brown rocks and white snow, from a distance and arranged in order to spell out the words Hide and Seek.