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Thread: Remembering the Buffalo

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    Remembering the Buffalo

    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.
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    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....

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    such a beautiful view Barn it is just a shame that greed stole the beauty that nature bestowed upon this earth
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    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.
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    A magnicicent sky and such wonderful depth

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    Beautiful sky, well I do not know of these animals except in reports of the tv, but I like your work.

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    Great landscape! Thanks for sharing your technique for creating clouds. Sure seems to work!
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    Jean - Thank you so much.

    Javier - I appreciate your comment very much.

    Scott - Many thanks. Glad you liked it.
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    I love the sky, and the mountains. And, the dirt and grass is just great.
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