Tipis

An unfinished watercolor ~ I am content leaving it this way.
I painted these tipis long ago.

The word “tipi” is from the Lakota language ~ ti meaning “to dwell” ~ add pi and it means “they dwell”. Lakota verbs can be used as nouns and this is the case with típi, which just means “house”. From Wapedia

Here is an old watercolor of Sioux tipis by Karl Bodmer c.1833

I love the sepia tones of this painting. It speaks of burnt sienna, titanium white and a touch of ultramarine blue…

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