This is something I have wanted to paint for a long time. In 2008 I was with a small group of artists in remote northern Labrador. One day one of the artists and I went for a long hike (which ended up being 11 hours.) Before it was over we had witnessed many large bull caribou, two fighting, and had a herd of caribou pass by within 20 feet. Quite the day.
I've mixed my Venetian Red gesso with Naples Yellow gesso so the gesso would be more orangey. This will give it a warmer undertone than the Venetian Red gesso alone.