Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Surveying His Realm

This painting was done for 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.


  1. Nice job, Jean! He is magnificent and you portrayed him beautifully!

  2. thanks for doing the challenge Jean. great job.
    Looking through your blog I sure like the photo posted a ways back of the light thru the trees. Beautiful.