Bison, symbolic animals of the Great Plains, are often mistakenly called buffaloes. By any name, they are formidable beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America. I photographed this Bison mother and her calf while on a trip to Wyoming with artist friends. I was so immersed in the beauty around us, we were surrounded with wildlife. It was a memorizing experience for me. I got back in my Cave Creek studio and this is the first painting of an ongoing series of wildlife pieces I am creating.
Bison stand some 5 to 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder and can tip the scales at over a ton. Despite their massive size, bison are quick on their feet. When the need arises, they can run at speeds up to 40 miles an hour. They sport curved, sharp horns that may grow to be two feet long.
- Original Painting Available – Mixed media – oil, acrylic, 36 x 60
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