Lost Creek Ranch - Oil On Canvas - 8 x 10 Mountain Man Study - 2009 - Oil on Panel - 8 x 14 - J. N. Bartfield Gallery Autumn Chorus - 2011 - Oil On Panel - 20 x 30  - J. N. Bartfield Gallery, NY Mountain Man Study - 2009 - Oil On Panel - 8 x 14 - J.N. Bartfield Gallery Autumn Chorus - 2011 - Oil on Panel - 20 x 30 - J. N. Bartfield Gallery Made with Xara Works Available for Purchase As part of the artistic process, sometimes a smaller painting considered a “study” is created.  In the case of Mountain Man, this smaller study was done approximately a year before the larger painting above.  It was painted as a preview piece. The male Elk have large antlers which shed each year.  They engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestlling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females. Wyoming - Pronghorn Antelope - 2005 - Oil On Panel - 18 x 24 Wyoming - Pronghorn Antelope - 2005 - Oil On Panel - 18” x 24” Once roaming the prairies in numbers to rival the bison, the pronghorn antelope, which is actually part of the sheep family, is now on the endangered species list.  A small, trim animal, the pronghorn is the fastest North American mammal.  In short bursts, the pronghorn is capable of speeds estimated between 50 to 60 miles per hour. They travel in small herds and signal each other by raising the white hair on their rumps.  The hair flashes in the sunlight and can be seen for  distances on the prairies.