" ON THE WAPITI - Des McCaffrey Wildlife Art


An old photo I took of one of the many scenic twists and turns on the Wapiti River served as the backdrop for this 30 X 48 inch oil painting I titled “On The Wapiti”.  A bull elk steps out of the September aspens and echoes a challenge across the water to a rival as he tends to his cows.  Visualizing this composition through that photo came easy, as memorable moments of past jet boat trips during elk season flooded my mind.   

  Des McCaffrey




🍂 Artist Proof Paper

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. 

🍂 Artist Proof Canvas

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.