Friday, September 25, 2009

Work Day


Both of these could be called 'Work Day'...The saddle is transparent watercolor, and the boots are done using graphite pencils.(Both have been sold)
  When I started painting, Western Art was what I wanted to do the most because I love it so much. After 'trying' to paint  horses, windmills, etc. I realized right quick that it was very difficult for me.   So I ventured off to painting other things...but I still love anything western.  My Granddad was on the last cattle drive that came through this area here.(West Texas, and Eastern New Mexico)  I grew up around his horses and his cowboy influence. He was such a special man! He remembered every horse that he ever owned, and their names,  and he would tell us stories about his horses, and his experiences every time we saw him.   I wish I had paid more attention to his stories now!  So I am back working on a few more western theme paintings here and there.  I love the smell of horses and leather, and I hope I can do the 'cowboy' things justice when I paint or draw them!