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Beauty in the Badlands

Beauty in the Badlands

Regular price $150.00 USD
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This original acrylic painting on canvas is 10x10 inches. Two years ago we took the long, long way home from a conference we attended in Colorado. Going north to Yellowstone and then east to Mount Rushmore. Rushmore area had trees and rocky hills but as we continued east we hit badlands national park. Zoom out from the satellite view on the map and you see this snaking white area in the midst of green. The Lakota Native Americans called the place “mako sica” which meant eroded landscape but was translated as badlands. As in –not a fun place to travel with the rugged terrain, extreme temps, and lack of water.
Go figure, now it’s a tourist destination. Maybe it’s a commentary on society today, call someplace dangerous and suddenly it’s appealing. Another place, if you have lots of water, sunscreen, a good hat, and hiking boots can be interesting to explore. And mixed into the landscape are little rodents and bigger beasts, fossils, and flowers.


Acrylic paint, glossy varnish, gallery-wrapped canvas, and wire so ready for hanging.

Shipping & Returns


Each painting is carefully packaged for shipping. The cost of shipping is dependent upon the size and weight of the painting, as well as how far the work is shipped and how fast a delivery method is. Cost is calculated at checkout. If you plan to order more than one piece of work, contact me first to see if they can be shipped together. All packages are insured and require a signature upon delivery. 

If you live within 30 miles of Orlando, Florida, I do offer delivery for $10, or free pickup from my home can be arranged. 


Returns are accepted for work in like-new condition within 15 days. Collector will pay for return shipping. Please use the packaging the work arrived in or have a professional repackage. Returns will be issued once work is received and inspected. 

In the unlikely event your painting arrives and the packaging looks damaged, please take photos of the package and painting when unpacked. I will work with you to get the item fixed or replaced if damaged.


12x12 inches

Care Instructions

Each painting has a layer of glossy varnish on top to protect it from dirt, dust and UV light. If the painting is dusty or dirty, use a clean dry or damp cloth to gently wipe clean. It is recommended to hang artwork in spaces where temperature and humidity are controlled to avoid any warping or mold growth on the wooden frame. (Not recommended for outdoor use, or in damp spaces.)
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