featured painting: Into the Light - Elk, 22" X 28", acrylic

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I witnessed a scene very similar to this on my last trip to Yellowstone National Park. This bull elk and his harem of females was hanging out on a hillside in shadow, but the sunshine was skirting across to light up the tops of the vegetation and the elk. I knew immediately that the scene would become a painting someday. A step by step description of how I executed this painting is featured in my upcoming book "Artist's Photo Reference: Wildlife"


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