Sunday, August 7, 2011

Shady Rest

We have been in Canon City, CO. for the last three days.  I have been painting up the Arkansas River, which is absolutely gorgeous, but nothing good has come of my efforts.  Since it wasn't going well I wandered, dejected, over to the Royal Gorge which is a spectacular site.  One of the highest suspension bridges in the world, it can curl your toes when you look over the sides.  They have a nice animal park on the south side of the bridge so I decided to spend some time sketching them instead.  The bull elk are starting to shed their velvet, looking magnificent, but the smell of rotting flesh was something I didn't expect.  The photo is not the best but I am doing this "on the run".


  1. Wonderful! I also liked the rain painting.

  2. Thanks Casey. It was a treat to be able to sit so close to these elk and sketch them.