The first one on the right is called In Honor of the Ancestors, [first artists]. After I painted in the outline, I decided to leave it that way. It reminded me of the cave paintings which is what I was going after. I’ve had to rely on stock photos of actual bison as well as numerous cave paintings and youTube videos. I didn’t just want to replicate them but wanted to make them my own. I hope I did that in the second painting, American Wood Bison 1. Again working from a stock photo.[ I actually looked for bison farms near me but the closest was about 3 hours away, maybe one day] Anyway, I am generally pleased with them. Not sure why I chose a square canvas, [30″ or about 76 cm square] but it is ok . I’ve not done any animals except for the rare dog portrait so I was a little hesitant at first.The hardest part was choosing colors. I went with a reflection of the colors first used, golden and red ochre, burnt umber and white. I’m thinking maybe have to get technicolor with the next ones.