Saturday, November 14, 2009

I have actually been fighting with this painting way more than I do with many of my pieces. The landscape was no problem but I have wiped out and added to the elk a number of times. I still wanted to keep them in here as I think they added to the scene and were needed to use the large lighted space on the left.
This is an Oil Painting 12"x24" and another of my Yellostone series I am working on. The setting is near Madison Jct east of West Yellowstone, Montana and is an area where elk can easily be found particularly during the rutting season. I spent quite a bit of time this past September following a lone bull who seemed to be pretty large but I am guessing he was getting along in age as he couldn't seem to gather any cows. There were several other bulls around with large harems but this fellow one morning had either stole or found several cows and a calf to call his own. I'm betting he didn't keep them long.

9 comments:

Dors said...

Another beautiful master piece Gary. WOW you certainly work fast and love them all.

DennyHollandStudio said...

Gary, I've fought with so many of my paintings that I almost expect some degree of struggle with each new piece...but I guess that's our challenge as artists, right?

This painting is looking great, so it appears your struggle is paying off!

Celebration of Life said...

Very lovely painting, Gary. For those of us who live in or have lived in Wyoming, this is common to see and yet I never get tired of viewing wildlife. My heart always has an extra beat when I see elk or mountain sheep. Your painting is very beautiful and I love the contrasts! You have inspired me to start painting again!
Jo

Gary Keimig said...

Thanks Dors and Denny for your comments. Yes. Denny the struggle is what gives us the challenge and the will to conquer. That is what does make it all worth while.
Hey Jo. thats great. Hope you will e-mail or post me your endeavors. There are great opportunities for paintings and wildlife around Rock Springs. Would like to see what you do with them.

DALSING said...

Thanks for visiting. I am following all your blogs. I love your part of the country and you certainly do it justice with your paintings. Love this one!

Teresa said...

Your beautiful paintings are giving me the traveling bug!

Great job!

Peter Brown said...

Gary, your injury certainly hasn't affected your ability to produce beautiful paintings. Your recent works have all been winners!

Celebration of Life said...

Gary,
I will give you a holler when I have posted something. My painting is not the calibur of yours though! My dabbling doesn't even compare to yours so I hope you are not too disappointed. :o)
Jo

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous! The elks look perfect to me. What a breathtaking view!