Pompey’s Pillar Sky

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An attempt at capturing an exciting cloud formation. The cottonwood trees in the distance mark the passing of the Yellowstone River. Clark traveled by here and named the pillar (not shown) after Sacajawa’s son Pompey. For centuries it was a place for many tribes to meet and trade. It’s a huge chunk of sandstone that matches the stone on the other side of the river. So they figure it rolled over into this field somehow and there it sits, a big pillar of stone in a field.         It’s 9″ x 12″ and uses pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper

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