This painting is available at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Bison have always been one of my favorite animals. I live just a couple hours from The National Bison Range, visiting again soon!
We have had some late season Pine Siskin fledglings. Hanging around complaining and begging to be fed. They are able to eat on their own but they are at the awkward stage wanting parents but sort of able to fly (I personally never left this stage). I was lacing up my hiking boots on the front porch when one of these little guys started hoped up to me and chirping. I baby birded it some water. Without effort I picked it up and carried around the house to the “Siskin Zone”. Another young bird immediately hopped over and this video was the result. I hope they will be ok. I know there isn’t much that I can do. There is bird seed and other Pine Siskins… Live Free?
I saw the old beast and I saw myself.
When I was young I used to paint a lot of wildlife imagery. The bison was one of my favorite subjects. So a quick side trip to old themes as an older me.