9" X 12" watercolor/pen/ink on watercolor paper…03/09/2011
Inspired by my constant need too read about places I will never get too see, except through the eyes of other artists, explorers and writers, I have always had a hankering for visiting the Badlands of South Dakota…
who knows, we are empty nesters now with a camper for traveling..
It is on my bucket list of places to see..
another of my watercolors, learning how to use the medium, but it constantly gets away from me, so I choose to let it flow, come back later and pick out what I SEE , and enhance that with pen and ink..
THIS IS WHAT I SAW……..
Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres (98,740 ha)2 of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.
The Badlands Wilderness protects 64,144 acres (25,958 ha) of the park as a designated wilderness area2 and is the site of the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America.3
The Stronghold Unit is co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe and includes sites of 1890s Ghost Dances,4 a former United States Air Force bomb and gunnery range,5 and Red Shirt Table, the park’s highest point at 3,340 feet (1,020 m).6 Authorized as Badlands National Monument on March 4, 1929, it was not established until January 25, 1939. Under the Mission 66 plan, the Ben Reifel Visitor Center was constructed for the monument in 1957-58.
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