Thursday, September 23, 2010


This painting is a little change of pace from my horses and cow portrait paintings.  This is a big boy from the north looking rather dapper.  It is always a joy to see wildlife cross my path while out in the pasture with the horses.  We have mostly deer, fox, bob cats and coyotes.  My neighbor, Peggy, said she had a bear cross her yard and then other neighbors have had mountain lions come to visit in the night.  I do not want to see either the bear or the mountain lion, especially up close.  Enjoying the wildlife made for, "A Painting Day".

"Elk"-6x6-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre
Available at Clymers Art Museum - Holiday Miniature Art Exhibit
Ellensburg, WA - 309/962-4616
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Theresa Paden said...

Wonderful elk painting, Ruth! Great brushwork on his coat and expression in the eye.

shootin' from the saddle with a Canon... said...

Hi Ruth.....I love receiving your Painting a Day emails. This guy is wonderful. I noticed his eye first off, too. You have a great talent for capturing an animal's expression and emotion.

hmuxo said...

Great expression Ruth. He looks like he's staring at me. ! Beautifully done.

Shirley Fachilla said...

This is a portrait of a very individual and unique creature. Beautiful brushwork as well.

David Forks said...

Love it!

Kelley Sanford said...

Ruth, welcome to DPO. Great painting, I feel like he is just 10feet away.