I saw the old beast and I saw myself.
The largest of the three bison paintings bound for my solo show at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.
Without a home. Bison are such beautiful and sadly symbolic creatures.
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.
This is a painting I did ages ago. I was painting over a very coarse texture created with modeling paste.
I have always been a fan of bison, though they are a tragic symbol.
This is the last bison skull painting in the series, the last one I am going to do for a while. I experimented with a bit of blue which gave the painting an interesting look. Along with the texture it has a bit of an underwater feeling to it.
The painting is an 18″ x 18″ acrylic painting.
I am finishing up the second “Western Shadows (bison skull)” painting. I will try to get a proper photograph of it when it is complete. There are some pretty interesting textures happening that aren’t apparent in this photograph. I’m planning on doing at least one more of these but who can tell?