• 11 x 15 Watercolor Painting.
  • If you have ever heard an elk bugle, you are one of the privileged.  The sound sends shivers of excitement up my spine every time I hear it!  This little paint was a lot of fun to complete...  it is only 4" x 4" and the painting extends over the edge of the canvas... so no frame is needed.   Bumpers and hanger attached, so it comes ready to hang.  A perfect gift for the avid outdoorsman or hunter.  Custom paintings similar to this available.  Contact Crystal for details.
  • I hope you get out into the fall colors to see some elk.  Watching the bulls, hearing their bugled challenges to each other remain vividly inspiring long after your adventure.  11 x 14 Original Acrylic Painting on canvas paper.  

  • 9 x 12 Original Waterpainting
  • 24 Daggers


    Two evenly matched bull elk fight it out. Neither is willing to give way to the other, in spite of antlers sharpened to daggers points ...  Ferocity and strength pour into the duel with 24 dagger in the fight.

  • Life is good in Joseph Oregon.  This buck was enjoying his apple dinner so intently that he hardly noticed my presence.  I thought he was beautiful... though I could sympathize with the Joseph Oregon gardeners and orchard owners who have been feeding him so well all summer!   This image continues around the edge of the painting so there is no need for frame.
  • As a kid, I often went walking in a meadow on my grandparents farm on Alder slope. One day, hearing an odd noise, I sat down on a log and waited. Pretty soon two fawns popped up out of the grass in front of me only about 10 feet away.  I'm not sure who was more surprised, me, or the fawns.  Have you ever surprised a fawn?
  • Deer Grove

      Shortly after leaving Enterprise, Oregon when headed toward La Grande on the left side of the road is a grove of trees that always catches my eye. It is not big, and there is nothing about it that should make it stand out from any other similar grove of trees. But I always look at it... wondering what might live there. This painting shows my imagination of who lives there.
  • This painting was inspired but Pantone's 2016 "color of the year" which strangely, was actually two colors.  I imagined a regal swan, gracefully gliding over the water, partially obscured by mist... and that moment when the swan comes completely into view.
  • Hidden

  • I love walking through a garden in the moonlight. The scent of some flowers is so more intense... and the darkness hides the items on the gardeners "to do" list - making the enjoyment so much richer! The only thing better is adding a glimpse of what rarely appears in the daylight. This fox probably knew you were there way before you spotted him... but he's a curious fellow, so he stayed to figure out what you were doing in his domain at this time of day.