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painting of elk

Gwenn Seemel
Bald and beautiful (Elk)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

It’s probably obvious, but I must say I had a lovely time painting the sky in this image, much like in this painting when I first portrayed the lovely grays of a rainy sky. To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

Animals can come in three genders, girls and two different kinds of boys.

Most male elk grow antlers, but some do not and, in that way, those males outwardly resemble females. They may be in better physical condition than males who have antlers, and they mate successfully.