I knew the minute I saw the Edward S Curtis print of Wolf Robe that I wanted to paint a picture of him. This is the sixth in the series of Edward S Curtis photographs that I’ve watercolored so this has become a project in its own right.
Wolf Robe was a member of the Southern Cheyenne tribe and the Curtis Photograph from which I painted this was taken in 1909.
I did two different detailed sketches of Wolf Robe before attempting the painting because I’ve learned that I need to do a detailed sketch of the subject before attempting the watercolor.
Here are the two sketches: