Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hartsel Herd Study

6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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This is my color study for a larger piece that I'm working on. There are several buffalo herds around Hartsel, Colorado and if we're lucky, when we're up there the buffalo might be standing right by the road. Sometimes I can see a herd off in the distance silhouetted against the mountains. This day, we were lucky and a herd was right by the road, as if wainting for us! Special buffalo fences have to be built around these ranches/pastures, as buffalo can plow right through a normal barbed wire cow fence.
I think I'll enter this in Michelle Burnett's Following the Master's blog which focuses on western art this month.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Nice rendering of the buffalo, Pam. I like the rich color. Did you do this from life, or from a photo? They only stand still when you're NOT trying to paint them, huh?

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Kelley, I did this one from a photo reference.

Karen said...

wonderful brushwork here, and I love the purple-y color on the animal's coat. It adds such a great cool contrast.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Karen, Surprisingly, buffalo have a bluish tint to them. I've decided it's the imbedded dirt in their fur from all the rolling around!

Dean H. said...

Great looking bison, Pam. I've done a number of them in the past. Love your brushwork on this!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Dean, Your animals always have such great brushwork and texture.