I’ve been to the Badlands a few times in my life. Once when I was 11, then more recently with my family in 2013 and in June of 2020. In June we took a short vacation in the Black Hills area as we had done in 2013.
I was eager to paint the Badlands since it isn’t as frequently painted as other parks, but I felt I had a great deal to work with in terms of color and wildlife. I featured the bighorns and bison in a late afternoon light.