Friday, July 23, 2010

Navajo Artist, Bahe


Finally!! After many frustrating delays, I've found a place where I can photo blog, although it is slower than my old dial-up!  It is my hope that I can begin posting on a daily basis.  Spanish Market opens in the Plaza tomorrow and runs through Sunday, and I intend to spend time getting photos and admiring all the artisans' work.

The painting above by a Navajo artist, Bahe, is one that hangs in the hallway of my friends' home.  I'm living in a splendid little casa with delightful artwork throughout!!

John Bahe Smith is a self-taught local native painter from Shonto, Arizona located on the Navajo Nation. Mr Smith has been painting with acrylics most of his life. Hist interest in painting began when he was 9 years old.
John Bahe draws his inspiration from the geological landscape that surrounds Navajo National Monument. He integrates this scenic, geological landscape with cultural Navajo crafts to create lively, picturesque paintings. John Bahe's original acrylic paintings are on display and for sale at the Navajo National Monument. While at the Navajo National Monument during parts of the year you will be able to meet John Bahe and learn more about his art.

12 comments:

  1. Kate, thank you so much for sharing such a marvelous painting.
    And glad you are back!

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  2. Good to hear you're settling in and that you like your digs.

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  3. I just keep looking at this painting, everytime I discover something new.

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  4. Oh yes, beautiful. Glad you got the blog going. This will be fun.
    You and Randy should get together for a photo!!

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  5. So happy you can blog again. I love this painting I have seen one around town. Probably the same artist. Hope to see you at market tomorrow.

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  6. I really like this realistic kachina painting. very well done. great information also

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  7. I really like this realistic kachina painting. very well done. great information also

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  8. Isn't this incredible. He's a superb artist. It's a little strange and often I feel I couldn't live with a weird painting but I could definitely life with this. Like it very much. In fact I love it. Have a great time in Sante Fe, Kate. Maybe you'll find a cyber cafe with a fast internet connection?

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  9. Great to see Navajo art! I really like the painting.
    Wish I could also go to the Spanish Market... :-)Looking forward seeing your new shots.

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  10. Beautiful painting.

    I just got back from a little road trip in southern Arizona and I'm so glad that for the ability to post ahead of time. Wifi service is not always available. I'm waiting for the day to come when you can post from your cell phone!

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  11. I didn't think anyone used dial up anymore, with WiFi and ASDL so common now. It's a great painting, but something disconcerting about the face. Not sure if it's the whiteness, or the little eyeholes.

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  12. I hope you can blog on a daily basis, too. It's so nice to have you back. I'm looking forward to more photos of your casita.

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