My photo
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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

THE SEARCHERS a new oil painting 24"x30"

This is one I have had in my mind for some time and finally got around to painting it. As the buffalo slowly disappeared from the plains they had to venture further and further to find them.  The days of hearing the rumbling of large herds was passing. These three were armed with only bows and arrows and lances so the time period was still when you might put your ear to the ground and hear the vibration of a distant herd.

No comments:

Post a Comment