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barnburner
07-07-2010, 01:40 AM
Or, at least remembering that there was a day when this area would have been filled as far as the eye could see with those magnificent shaggy creatures, who provided virtually all the needs of the western Native American tribes.

AT-TA
07-07-2010, 02:50 AM
Beautiful sky, barney, and you are right...one beast took over the other...but here..one can see them here and there roaming freely.... and the sky... it stayed the same as you so masterfully painted it... huge, vast, almost touching the heavens....

mannafig
07-07-2010, 02:57 AM
such a beautiful view Barn it is just a shame that greed stole the beauty that nature bestowed upon this earth:):)

barnburner
07-07-2010, 04:25 AM
AT - We have a small herd pretty close to where I live, but, of course, in this area, they have to be fenced in.

I know of one really big herd in South Dakota. It was used for the movie Dances With Wolves.

I sort of stumbled into the sky thru experimentation.
I found that if I painted the clouds, then used the eraser with very little pressure, and a very wide setting, that I could thin the clouds down in areas, until I got the look I wanted. Then, it was just a matter of using the crayon and knife to touch up where I felt it was needed.
Thanks for the kind comments.:)

Amanda - As civilization moved westward, taking grazing grounds, it was inevitable that the herds would be thinned down, but you are correct - it's sad indeed that these animals were almost wiped from the face of the earth, primarily due to greed, hate, and ego. Millions of them left to rot in the sun, giving food, and warmth to nobody.
I'm really glad you liked this painting!:)

justjean
07-07-2010, 04:41 AM
A magnicicent sky and such wonderful depth

javier
07-07-2010, 05:20 AM
Beautiful sky, well I do not know of these animals except in reports of the tv, but I like your work.:):):)

ScottF
07-07-2010, 05:31 AM
Great landscape! Thanks for sharing your technique for creating clouds. Sure seems to work! :)

barnburner
07-07-2010, 06:04 AM
Jean - Thank you so much. :)

Javier - I appreciate your comment very much. :)

Scott - Many thanks. Glad you liked it. :)

Evart
07-07-2010, 09:39 AM
I love the sky, and the mountains. And, the dirt and grass is just great.

Alexandra
07-07-2010, 02:27 PM
Mike, that sky is fantastic! Beautifully done dear friend!:):):):):):):):):)

barnburner
07-07-2010, 02:38 PM
Ev - thank you very much. I'm glad you like it.:)

Sandy - The kind comments from the Lady from Georgia are much appreciated. :)

goldenrosa
07-07-2010, 02:40 PM
long time no see all
^^, this is my first pic i view after many time i have not visited
... very nice cloud, and mountain ... beauty color ...

barnburner
07-07-2010, 02:57 PM
long time no see all
^^, this is my first pic i view after many time i have not visited
... very nice cloud, and mountain ... beauty color ...

Good to see you back. Glad you liked this painting.
Thank you.:)

Caesar
07-07-2010, 10:28 PM
Amazing! ... and so sad without a buffalo herd grazing ...

barnburner
07-08-2010, 12:41 AM
Amazing! ... and so sad without a buffalo herd grazing ...

Thank you Caesar.. So glad you liked it. :)

Jasminek
07-08-2010, 12:54 AM
Midwest sky indeed. The last time we drove through the midwest, I dreamed of seeing a buffalo or 2, of course, it was just a dream.

barnburner
07-08-2010, 06:19 AM
Midwest sky indeed. The last time we drove through the midwest, I dreamed of seeing a buffalo or 2, of course, it was just a dream.

Sadly, there are few places where they can be found anymore, and most of them are fenced in.
Thanks!:)

coops
07-08-2010, 06:26 AM
This is a beautiful, peaceful painting Barnburner and yes makes one wonder just where did they go:)

barnburner
07-08-2010, 07:55 AM
This is a beautiful, peaceful painting Barnburner and yes makes one wonder just where did they go:)

Thanks Coops. I do appreciate it. :)

Lima
07-08-2010, 09:10 AM
Beautiful Barn, great title.:eek:

barnburner
07-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Beautiful Barn, great title.:eek:

Thank you sir.. much appreciated. :):)