Time for Rest, Then Plains Indians at Buffalo Bill Center of the West

9/15/16 (Thursday) in Cody, WY (Buffalo Bill State Park – $ 22 /night)

Because we had something to return to WalMart, a postcard to mail and another museum we hadn’t seen at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, we went to Cody after lunch.

Plains Indians


Another entrance to Buffalo Bill Center with Blackfoot Painted Tipis


Child’s tipi – Young girls learned how to put up and maintain tipis by playing with smaller versions


There was far more, of course, but it seemed best to limit my story to one subject.

We also went up to the Mezzanine where they exhibited art work. My favorites, watercolors naturally, are pictured here.



Taliesin West (of Frank Lloyd Wright outbuilding near Scottsdale, AZ


Homestead, Canyon de Chelly


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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