I live in downtown Jackson, Wyoming, which is pretty unique in that the National Elk Refuge is right outside my front door, across the street. Around 7,000 elk venture into the 10-mile long refuge each winter to be fed during the intense, snowy winters of Jackson. If you've ever been to Jackson, you'll be very familiar with the four "Antler Arches" on the square downtown, which are made of discarded antlers left in the refuge.
One of my favorite paths to run is Elk Refuge Road, which is a dirt road that goes back into the refuge [since people live back in there]. Last winter, I came over a hill and saw a couple cars about 50 feet ahead surrounded by Bighorn Sheep...quite a surprising sight if you aren't ready for it. However, I learned that the the sheep love salt and when you stop to take a photo of the elk in the refuge, they end up surrounding your vehicle to lick the salt off!
For this painting, I used a palette of warm browns, reds, and some splashes of purple and blue.
Original was created using Waterbased Ink + Watercolor
Printed on Archival Premium Textured Watercolor Paper, Cold Press & Bright White, 340 gsm, 19 mil (This water-resistant velvet fine art paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. Extremely thick durable paper for premium archival prints.)
Also available on Metallic Paper for the same price, please email me if you are interested in this.