Friday, January 14, 2011

They Will Return

Sleeping Buffalo (Tunnel Mountain)
12" x 16"
Mixed Media on Canvas

This mountain can be found in Banff National Park - Alberta, Canada.

It's mostly known by another name: Tunnel Mountain

The story goes that when the buffalo where decimated by the newcomers, Mother Earth had compassion on the once great herds and took the remaining free buffalo and led them to the mountains. There she opened a way for them, allowing them to pass through into safety, and there they sleep, waiting for the day when they can roam free once again.

The mountain itself looks like a buffalo at rest and legend has it that when the mountain starts to move, the mighty herds will return to spread their thunder once again.



Audrey said...

woah that's really cool! I like your stuff. I wish I could paint.

Tiny Key said...

that painting is beautiful, i love how you can see the buffalo in the mountain and the trees in the foreground really make the picture. :D it's really cool !

Aaron Paquette said...

Thanks to both of you for your comments!

Audrey, I'm a firm believer that EVERYONE can paint. You just need the right guidance. :)