Friday, September 16, 2011

Legends of the Hunt

Legends of the Hunt
24 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
I had a jr high english teacher named Dora Coble.  She was up in age, and would sometimes tell stories that her father told her of his life. In later years, I found out that he was no ordinary man,  he was Billy Dixon, buffalo hunter, and well known for the battles of Adobe Walls and the Buffalo Wallow. This painting is based on one of those stories she told, when a bull charged one of the hunters. He oly had time to fire with his pistol, no match for the buffalo's thick skull. Needless to say, the buffalo, horse, and hunter all met an early end.

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