This is an example of one of those paintings inspired by a beautiful location I came across rather than the animal itself. I’ve decided to title this one “Snow Forest Bull”. The inspiration came to me as I set out on a hike to one of my favourite hunting spots early one November morning. As the sun started to rise I was struck by the way the early morning sunlight cast its warm glow on a bank of poplar trees covered in heavy snow from the previous day. When I first laid eyes on this area I could easily visualize a big whitetail buck standing there in the cool shadows. Pondering later on this composition I thought to myself, I’ve never painted an elk in a snow scene before, so the decision was made to portray this large 6 X 6 bull elk using this glorious backdrop.
ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS
🍂 Paper Giclee Print
This option is a signed and numbered print which like all of Des’s prints are produced in his studio under his strict supervision on a wide format Epson SureColor Printer. Using only the finest Italian made 100% cotton rag paper with a smooth finish, this option is hand signed and numbered by Des and limited to an edition size of only 95 prints. This print is shipped rolled with a certificate of authenticity and is guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. Custom framing is required on this print which allows you to pick exactly the frame and matt combination of your choice to match your own specific decor.
🍂 Canvas Giclee Print
The canvas version of this painting is our top of the line option and is printed with the same exacting standards as its paper counterparts but on an American made artists canvas. This version also requires custom framing of your choosing but doesn’t require the use of glass and matts usually resulting in an overall lower framing cost. The canvas is also shipped rolled and arrives to you signed and numbered with two coats of an archival varnish and a certificate of authenticity. Your canvas once stretched and framed will have the closest resemblance to the original painting. Des’s canvas editions are limited to only 50 copies for an even higher collectable value.