2012 Powder River Basin Resource Council Raffle
1st prize- Elsa Radeloff Winner
“Monarchs of the Wind” Original Oil on Canvas painted and donated by Ellen Dudley
I began drawing and painting animals as soon as I had a crayon in my hand. I currently live and paint in Wyoming. When I first painted wildlife my intent was to portray wild animals in true-to-life, intimate situations. My focus and interest was the animals, and the principles of good painting - composition, design, value, color - were merely the tools I used to create the image. I now continue to study and paint wildlife, but my focus has shifted to capturing the patterns, light, composition, and design I see in the wild. My paintings are evolving into something more abstract - more "art" than traditional "wildlife art". The term "wildlife art" as it is traditionally applied may no longer define my work. "Wildlife impressionism" might be more accurate because, more than anything else, my paintings are about light.
The drawing of the animals and landscape is still accurate and strong, and the action is more true-to-life and intimate than ever because my competence in locating and getting close to wild animals keeps expanding. The finished paintings are developed in the studio, but working in the field with the actual wildlife, landscape, and light is as essential as ever because the process is to abstract the elements not impose them.
2nd Prize- Carolyn Benepe Winner
Bighorn River Fly Fishing Float Trip
Enjoy a full day float/fishing trip for two on the beautiful Bighorn River with Bob Krumm of Blue Quill Fly Company, one of the most experienced guides on this famous blue ribbon trout fishery. A wonderful experience for both those new or experienced to fly fishing, Bob will introduce various aspects of the sport including casting, dead drift fishing, mending, matching the hatch, indentifying important aquatic invertebrates and how to fight fish. You will disembark at various spots on the river where Bob will emphasize wade fishing techniques. Bob is also knowledgeable on the history and natural history of the river and is known as quite a jokester. Your trip down the river includes lunch, said to be probably the best on the river. Be prepared for a full day of fishing and fun as this trip usually lasts about 10 hours.
Donated by Bob Krumm of Blue Quill Fly Company
3rd Prize 1/2 Lamb Cut & Wrapped- Rod Knudson Winner
½ Lamb cut and wrapped grass fed, no antibiotics raised and donated by the Heyneman/Waddell family of Sheridan.
If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket please call 307-672-5809 and we can sure fill the ticket out for you and mail you your ticket stub.