Wilderness Art Challenge for November. Gary's photo was of an Elk with a magnificent rack of antlers, bespeaking his prowess and dignity. When in northern Yellowstone of Wyoming near the Montana border, I saw an Elk like this in a place near Monmouth Hot Springs. Gary's photo reminded me of this beautiful animal. I painted the elk in the scenery I experienced, rather than from his photo. I used a brush on the elk, but the rest of the picture was done with a palette knife.
9"x12" acrylic on linen $50.