A Smurf? (This was Matraca’s guess, though she seriously liked the painting.), a member of Blue Man Group? My friend Krishna informed me that she was named after the 8th (and later) incarnation/avatar of Vishnu, a “real” Indian. Krishna is frequently portrayed with blue skin. My intent was to not to try to render a red skin tone. In my mind, this man is brave, proud, and concerned/worried, not impulsive/quick to anger, therefore should be a cooler color. His severely wind-chapped skin reveals a life lived outdoors in tune with nature.
Unfortunately my reference has no title. His hairstyle resembles Chief Joseph. Is he Nez Pearce? Plains Indian? I could use some help ID’ing him so that I could learn more about him. Let’s hear from the Native Americans. BTW, Sitting Bull and eleven other Native Americans were killed on this date in 1890.
Oh yeah, about that huge asteroid hurtling toward him. Remember all those candy bar wrappers you threw out the car window? Payback is hell!