SOLD ~ The Challenge

SOLD The challenge in this painting was to express the intense nature of a bull buffalo. He looks at us with a challenging stare, and we don't know what he's thinking or what he will do next. Despite his huge, lumbering appearance, he can move with surprising speed and agility. I was once surrounded by a herd of buffalo in the wild. I hid behind a totally inadequate tree trunk and didn't dare breath or move a muscle as the whole herd wandered past me, snuffling and grunting. It was an awesome experience, and the most terrifying several minutes of my life. But it forged a lifetime connection and respect for these magnificent creatures. 

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Painted in oils on Belgian linen mounted on Gatorboard panel.
Brushed champagne silver frame. Framed and ready to hang.

Painting size: 20" x 16" (51 cm x 41 cm)

Sold by luck of the draw at Quest For The West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2022.