Buffalo Sunset - The challenge between man, horse and wolf... by Rob Beilby


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The image in this buffalo’s eye is one that has been reflected so much in the history of the American experience. I like to think that perhaps he won this one encounter and lived to wander the great plains, size was on his side.

“Historically the buffalo had more influence on man than all other Plains animals combined. It was life, food, raiment, and shelter to the Indians. The buffalo and the Plains Indians lived together, and together passed away. The year 1876 marks practically the end of both. . . .” Walter Prescott Webb, The Great Plains (Ginn and Company, 1931).

This watercolor was painted on 300lb Arches paper, I used Grumbacher premium W/C paints and Russian Sable brushes. I employed a wet on wet technique with multiple layers of thin color glazes.


buffalo, plains indians, american west, horse, wolves

I am at heart a sailor, a sailor who loves to paint the sea, its moods and shifting colors. Also, there is a keen interest in the history of ships and the sailors that have travelled far distances or perished in a dramatic moment of action, in a sea in turmoil. This influence is evident in dramatic watercolors such as “The Gypsy
Moth IV” fully caught in the teeth of a gale off Cape Horn or “Red Flag Day” at the San Clemente Pier.

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    July 30th, 2012
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you Mary, you know I really appreciate this fewature from you and Painters Universe…. Rob

    – Rob Beilby

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntalmost 2 years ago

    31 JULY 2012 — WAY TO GO!!!!!

  • Thank you so much RG I really appreciate this feature…. Rob

    – Rob Beilby

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    This is amazing. I was down in St. Croix a couple of years ago and went into an art gallery. The owner/artist had developed a series of works and it was much like this. In the eye of each subject was another picture of something which had become instinct. I bought one of each print. I love them. This is so great

  • Thank you Donna, glad you like this effort. The eye is such an interesting way to capture and contain he mirror effect of the subjects threat level. I really appreciate your interest and support it is what makes RB such a great place to be…..

    – Rob Beilby

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning artwork!

  • Well thank you so much Margaret, I really appreciate your very kind remarks…

    – Rob Beilby

  • janewiebenga
    janewiebenga8 months ago

    Great work Rob. : )

  • Once again Jane I really appreciate your interest and support also your lovely remarks..:))

    – Rob Beilby

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG3 months ago

  • Well G thank you again for this honor I do appreciate it…

    – Rob Beilby

  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniabout 1 month ago

    Congratulations! Your work is featured in the Group Impressionsm Café

  • Thank you Nicla for this terrific feature…:O))

    – Rob Beilby

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...about 1 month ago

    Congratulations on you all your features. What a wonderful way to portray a story through the eye of a horse. thanking you so much for sharing. sandy

  • Thank you Sandra for your very nice comment…

    – Rob Beilby

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeck2 days ago

  • Niki, thank you so much for this terrific feature…

    – Rob Beilby

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