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Bighorn Sheep Oil Painting
Original Oil on Canvas 29" x 23
"

Bighorn Sheep Oil Painting by Richard Ancheta

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Bighorn Sheep Oil Painting


This painting is handcrafted by Richard Ancheta

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Atelier Ancheta,
4155 rue Verdun,
Verdun, Quebec
H4G 1L2

Tel: (514) 8759686

atelierancheta@bellnet.ca

About this Painting:

Bighorn sheep painting is a spiral rythm composition, beacuse of the distinguishing spiral horn thats give its special feauture of fractal design and power.

 

Bighorn Sheep

The bighorn sheep ( Ovis canadensis ) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb (140 kg). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of Native Americans. By 1900, the population had crashed to several thousand, due to diseases introduced through European livestock and overhunting. Conservation efforts (in part by the Boy Scouts) have restored the population.