Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More "Frontier" Art

In Keeping with me theme of the Bulleit "Frontier" are two pieces of art from my past:
                                                          Fence Mending

The Cowboy mending a fence in winter.  Acrylic on masonite board 54" x 30".  This painting is from 1995 and currently hangs in a private collection.  I was inspired by a recent trip to the west.  What was it really like to be a cowboy in the early days of the frontier?  I know one thing...not easy.  The interesting thing is the fact that this image could be from 1910 or 2010.  The Cowboys of the west are still around and as tough a breed as you can find.  What do you think is this guys story?  Does he fly fish?  If he does, he's not practicing catch and release...he's cooking up some trout on a an iron skillet.  Does he drink whiskey?  Probably.  Is he a loaner? Thoughts?

                                                            Sad Cow

The Sad Cow is a Pastel on Paper 30" x 24" hanging in a private collection, circa 1999. 

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