Echoes of Yellowstone
In Yellowstone, September brings beautiful fall colors and cool crisp mornings. But what seems to be the most impressive is the bugling sound of the bull elk. At times, the whole forest seems to come alive with the echoes of this magnificent beast.
I`m always amazed that for such a large animal they are so silent and sometimes they seem to just appear out of thin air. I wanted to create the feeling this magnificent bull was emerging from the foggy marsh and stepping right out of the canvas! I enjoy painting large powerful animals as if they are too big for the canvas. It gives the impression they are coming right off the wall.”
— John Banovich