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Kwihnai

Here’s my latest piece, which was also submitted for a western-themed juried show. This portrait of legendary Comanche chief Quannah Parker was done in mixed media (mostly alcohol inks, with Sakura Pigma Micron pen and Permapaque pen, and smidge of white gelly roll pen) on 11″ x 14″ Yupo.

I have been told (though have not verified) that I am a descendant of Quannah Parker…but this seems to be a common thought for many Texans and Oklahomans! Since my talents seem to lie in creative, right-brained activities, I don’t know that I’ll ever find out for sure: genealogy sure looks like hard work.

I named this painting “Kwihnai”, which is the Comanche word for “eagle”. Some historians and family oral traditions indicate that the name “Quannah”, as recorded in history, may have been an Anglo corruption of the chief’s original Comanche name of “Kwihnai”.

Kwihnai - Quannah Parker portrait - mixed media - alcohol inks - by Monica Moody

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