Ram Basin – Alberta
A number of years ago I was able to go on a pack trip into the Ram River Basin and this is an area Carl Rungius frequented as well. I could recognize many mountains and foregrounds that were depicted in his animal paintings. After crossing the Saskatchewan River we were riding into the mountains and I was inspired at every break in the trail. I was gathering reference and soaking it all in while animals could be seen up every valley. This small study came from one of those valleys where we snuck up on a herd of sheep as they were laying about this small alpine lake.