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Winter Bison


Posted by Ron Day on Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:22 pm

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American Bison photographed at Yellowstone National Park and painted with Topaz Impression II. Please click on image to view it full size. Thank you.

Nikon DX, 200mm, f/4 @ 1/1600, ISO 250

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by WDCarrier on Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:42 pm
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Looks very cold!  I very much like the use of the abstract painting effect for this image.
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by Ron Day on Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:46 pm
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Thanks, Dean. I was working towards an abstract. Appreciate your input.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:46 pm
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What terrific textures you've created, Ron- the chunky whites look sooo icy. This rendition makes me think of origami a bit, at least in the foreground. A wonderfully effective painting that really gets the message across. Works well as a dynamic abstract as well. Very cool!! ;)
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by Ron Day on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:25 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
What terrific textures you've created, Ron- the chunky whites look sooo icy. This rendition makes me think of origami a bit, at least in the foreground. A wonderfully effective painting that really gets the message across. Works well as a dynamic abstract as well. Very cool!!   :wink:

Thanks, Cindy. Started as impressionistic then pushed it a little towards the abstract. Appreciate your input and the pun. :wink: Thanks.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:58 pm
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Like all good images, it evokes a strong feeling! I think I’ll go put on my down parka and boots now! Brrrrr!

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:50 pm
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Amazing!  The colours, subject, pose and primitive style remind me of the up to 20,000 year old Lascaux cave paintings which were discovered in the Dordogne region of France.  Some of the 600 prehistoric animals are painted in very similar colours with the red, black and white and the head down, tail up pose is so like the style used in some of the cave art.

A very evocative image, Ron!   8)

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by david fletcher on Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:02 pm
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Modern cave art Ron. Been an absolute pleasure to view your creations
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by Ron Day on Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:39 pm
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Carol and Dave, I researched the Lascaux cave paintings and definitely see and appreciate the similarity. Thank’s for your input.
 

by Peter Ireland on Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:32 pm
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A stunning work of art Ron,the textures you have created are amazing.
 

by Ron Day on Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:35 pm
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Peter Ireland wrote:
A stunning work of art Ron,the textures you have created are amazing.

Thank you for the kind words, Peter. Your input is greatly appreciated.
 

by SMB on Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:34 pm
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Agree with Carol. When I first saw this I thought of a cave painting.
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by LynnS on Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:04 pm
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Ron, your wonderful treatment does accentuate the brutal cold!  The tousled, ice-encrusted fur gives a world-weary look and yet, there's a glimmer of perseverance with the soft catchlight and perk of tail.  Just think, your work will be discovered 20,000 years from now and will become the new/old rock painting :cool:
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by Ron Day on Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:02 pm
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LOL . . . .   :lol: . Thanks, Lynn. Made my day!!!
 

by Ron Day on Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 pm
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