Monday, August 9, 2010

American Bison, Acrylic

This is a 5x7 acrylic on Ampersand board. Thanks to Donna Ridgeway for the excellent reference!

This is now in a private collection, hot off the easel. Because I still work full time, my painting/drawing chances are limited, but I persist. I love the Golden Open acrylics because I can keep a palette going for weeks, using the simple 'sandwich' of styrofoam plates for a palette. One is the palette and the other is the lid, both sealed in a Ziploc bag, works great, and it's really cheap-just pitch the palette when it's too full of paint (saving the paint still usable), and the system goes on forever. Love it. I tried the stay-wet palettes, but wasn't as satisfied as I have been with my cheap and endlessly replaceable plates.

Anyway, here is the latest piece:

I'm always glad to hear any comments and questions, and thanks for looking!


  1. I love your subject. Bison are so majestic and a true symbol of America from its humble beginnings. I love the contrast to the delicate flowers in the foreground. It creates such a wonderful balance and accentuates the true power of the subject. Splendid work Jeri!

  2. Jeri! It's wonderful! I'm so glad someone could use my photo! And how cool that your painting is all ready in it's forever home...:)

  3. Many thanks, Brenda and Donna! It's so nice to hear good things about my artwork.