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Photo circa 1947, I always wanted to be a cowboy! Whether working for a short time on the historic Hansen Ranch in Jackson Hole as a young man, just out of the service, to working the stock at the Jackson Rodeo, it nurtured in me a love of the American Cowboy. From my home in Dubois,Wyoming. I look forward each spring to roundup time with my good Friend, John Sides. On his 20,000 acre cattle ranch in South Dakota, each year we relive what ranchers and cowboys have done since cattle were introduced to the west. Little has changed in a hundred years and the experience and camaraderie is all cowboy. The period of 1820 to 1880 on the western plains was the most colorful in American history. Unfortunately, I was born too late to experience it first hand.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Miniature Paintings

While in Dubois in June I did a few little paintings for fun. A little 6x8 oil of a night time Cowboy titled "Night Rider is one of them and an 8x10 oil of a Cowboy titled "I am your Man" You can't always paint the big guys, because you can learn a lot on these little studies and they give people the opportunity to own an original at a substantially lower price. And besides that, they don't take up a lot of wall space. Both paintings are available at the Silver Sage Gallery in Dubois

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