Just got through with this painting and I'm kind of excited about it. It's called "Roaming the Meadow". My wife and I will be taking a trip to Colorado in July to stay in the mountains. We might even do a little white water rafting when we're there so I kind of wanted to get that feeling in this painting in preparation for the trip. Another thing I'm excited about is that I'm getting my framing techniques down with driftwood so I'm going to attempt to frame this one with driftwood. It's a good sized painting, 24" x 48", so I'll have to find about a 6 foot piece of wood for each of the long sides on the painting but I'm confident I can get the job done. As you can tell, I really dig paintings with a lot of light and shadow. I also dig texture and the American bison is an animal with plenty of that.
Speaking of the bison, I also studied a few facts about them. Did you know a 2000 pound male bison or bull can run 35 miles per hour and jump over a 6 foot tall fence? The males are about 6 foot tall at the shoulder and females are 4 to 5 feet tall. These are truly incredible animals as well as being kind of "bad ass" looking in a painting! Kind of makes me want to put on a giant Bison skin coat and go trapping in the snow while wearing a Racoon skin hat.
I'll leave this blog at that, I'm starting to get all "caveman" with this post now so it's time for me to go cut some wood. The original painting is available under the paintings and wildlife tab on this website. Prints are also available at the link below. God bless you my friends! PAINE OUT!