Thursday, February 4, 2010
Dust Days 12" x 9" acrylic
An American bison rolls in a dusty wallow on a warm late summer day. They behave like this during the rut as well as to ward off pesty insects. Sometimes they will urinate in the wallow before rolling in it. Some biologists believe this is for scent reasons as dominant males square off against one another for a female. I saw this particular bison in Yellowstone National Park back in late August and several males were doing the same thing. This painting will be available at Settler's West Gallery for their annual American Miniatures show that will feature over 200 artists from around the country.