5" x 7"
pastel on tinted and pumiced Gatorfoam Board
This one was finished after dark, I don't paint well when I no longer
have natural light. Not an excuse, but definitely prove it
to myself, over and over.
Does that happen to you?
Today, my cats (who have always lived in a studio and have been
living in a spare bedroom since we arrived here, til the studio was ready for them)
have finally moved into THEIR new digs. It was hard,
one of them is extremely OK with change, the other, not
so much so. It took her all day
to warm up out of a hiding place. But I
had my little 'six toes' back with
me by end of my time in there for the day.
Bison is my subject. If you want to see cool bison, just
travel I-70 among the Genessee area above Denver or go to Yellowstone
National Park. There is even a herd down the highway from here
on a ranch recently acquired by the Navajo Nation.
The Bison is the symbol of gentleness and moderation,
but it may also symbolize abundance and determination.
They are mighty and powerful mammals, and it amazes me when people
get too close to them in Yellowstone..duh...did I say powerful??
I chose this reference photo due to it's almost complete obliteration of
details on the animal. I had to really try to bring it into the light a little more.