This shot was taken in July of 2014 as we were coming down out of Rocky Mountain National Park on the west side into the Grand Lake area. I think Pam snapped this shot of a moose in Timber Creek. There is always a crowd of cars and people whenever any type of animal is spotted, and this was no exception. But I always loved this shot with Baker Mountain, Mount Stratus and Mount Nimbus in the background (I looked that up after we were down).
So I have always thought I wanted to paint it, and finally did. I did it like the other plein air pieces on a 6"x8" canvas board, but it is purely a studio sketch. I took liberties and removed some items and made the moose a bull instead of a cow and moved it a bit, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. I mounted it before I scanned it, so it's a picture of this one. Enjoy!