Monday, October 5, 2009

Elk in Snow

I must have been cold yesterday because when I saw a picture of this Elk in the snow I felt like I knew just how he felt. These are such amazing animals.  I couldn't see where to put a cactus in this picture.  It would be covered with snow.  HCM anyway.

14 comments:

steviewren said...

This is fantastic. You are really good with animals. Did you use watercolors?

soulbrush said...

you see stevie agrees with me, your animals are fabadabdoolishus. this one particularly. hcm cactuteer

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you Stevie, I used a micron pen to draw the Elk then used watercolors.

Soul, Thanks so much.

Quiet Paths said...

I saw a bull elk standing in chest high snow once on our way up to the ski area. It is amazing that they can withstand that much weather. Just like this lovely painting portrays. The colors depict the cold perfectly, Lisa.

Margaret Ann said...

This is really lovely! I think his antlers cover your cactus Monday "input"...long and spiney and not something your dare mess with! LOL :) HCM! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Perhaps the elk is dreaming of summer vacation, when he went to Arizona and came across a few cacti!

Gorgeous painting.

marianne said...

Majestic!
Wonderful painting!
Love those cacti covered with snow ;)

HCM!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Great painting. Poor cold Elk. Yep he is thinking of Warmer weather where the cacti grow.

Teri C said...

Lisa, you have outdone yourself again!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Awesome painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HCM....Margaret is right.

Frances said...

Maybe the antlers are the cactus? This one is great Lisa. Did you see Christopher's elk?

Frances

Julie said...

I am feeling very wintery now seeing this very lovely winter scene! It is beautiful, Lisa...so peaceful and quiet looking!

yoon see said...

Yeah, truly you are very good at painting animal with beautiful scenery too.
Lisa, I have just put up the gift you specially made for me.
Once again, my thanksgiving to you for you are such a thoughtful friend. I love you Lisa.

Evelyn Howard said...

Poor elk, it must be cold.... very nice painting.
Ps. nice book (on Yoon See's blog)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you all for your positive comments.

Frances, Yes, I did see Christophers elk after I had already painted this picture. All I can say is great minds.