Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bison Art

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play.
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Oh yeah, I already have that home--Montana and the buffalo or more accuartely the bison are plentiful. A little fun fact--buffalo live in Africa or Asia, bison in North America.  I photographed this big guy In Yellowstone last spring.

After watching the news the other evening where there was a segment on the Yellowstone bison, I decided I needed to make some bison art.
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I started by joing two pieces of reclaimed barnwood.  One piece was split into two pieces, but joining the pieces together solves that problem.
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I enlarged a bison silhouette at blockposters.com.
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Chalk the back outline of the image.
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Trace over the outline with a ball point pen.
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Next paint the image wihite.
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A quick, light sanding and clear wax finished the bison art.
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Although I like it above my fireplace, 
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this piece went out to my antique booth--hopefully it will find a new home soon!
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5 comments:

  1. There are European bison also. And there used to be two species of bison in N. America. They are stunning beasts. Love your art piece!!

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  2. This turned out beautifully- love rustic the wooden panel- we're starting to see some small bison on small farms in Pa here and there- they are amazing creatures

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  3. Being a Kansas girl myself, I really enjoyed the Buffalo post. I still call them Buffalo....It says so in our state song by golly.

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  4. Love, love this! Especially with the plaid banner.

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  5. And this one is one of my favourite! I love doing art, and I think I made another idea how to paint on wood with your idea! I love your fireplace. Cool!

    Sebastian of
    Tropical Life Style

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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