When I first saw and heard the bugling of bull elk it was in the Fall. Rocky Mountain National Park was the location and Elk have been my favorite wild animal ever since. They are large, heavy, graceful and mighty. They walk with authority…like Yul Brynner in the “King and I” or “The Magnificent Seven”. They are in charge. Watching them and sketching them is fun and inspiring. Their habitat and behaviors make wonderful subjects for painting.