I think this was a real photo! Very good shading. Most of an artists makes the shadows all black, grey of blue. But when the sun goes down, the shadows should be like purple, like on this! I really like this, all the colors and of course, the wolf.
Very nice scene! I love the sunlight, and the shadows on the landscape. My one criticism would be that compared to the wolf's coat, which is nicely detailed, the snow on the trees looks sort of thick and flat. Still nice, though.
The play of light and shadow in this just blows me away. Those colours are gorgeous. Your nature paintings always show such great care and sensitivity. I look forward to seeing every new one in my inbox!