This original study features a heavy, solid burled wood frame made in Italy.
"The original inspiration for this painting occurred on a February reference trip in Yellowstone. It was very cold and we’d been exploring the high country, looking for painting ideas and gathering reference material all day. As dusk approached it started snowing again. I don’t recall being able to hear any sound. The landscape was hauntingly beautiful. I captured as much as I could until it finally got too dark. On the way down I pondered what I’d experienced. There seemed to be many different ways to try to capture the scene in a painting. The three bulls moving silently through the landscape enhance the feeling of tranquility, leading to the piece you see here."