Category Archives: western art

Mystic Bison

Recently I posted a photo of Porter’s buffalo which this “daily” is inspired by, but I wanted to add a little symbolism to suggest the power of these incredible animals.  
The seven dots in the border represent the stars of the big dipper and the new moon is for possibilities. Representing the fragility of life and it’s beauty is the butterfly……..OR you can assign whatever meanings suggest themselves to you!

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Paint 2

Having done my “painterly ” paint a couple of days ago, I tried to bring that to my usual, more representational style. That always “tightens” the results, but I think I did manage to let  the paint just do what it does without interfering too much.  I’d like to try it again, this time allowing for more pure colour to remain. 

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Summer Camp

Tipis have always been really evocative for me, and having just been to the Lewis & Clark Museum in Great Falls, with so much history there of the First Nations People, they are on my mind more than  usual. So today…a summer camp with three pole tipis used by the Cree and Sioux among others.

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Paint!

Today I was cleaning out a closet in my office (you have NO idea!!) and I found some exercises from the workshop I did in Taos N. Mexico a few years ago with my friend John Farnsworth.  I found a page full of horses that I’d painted in the style I’ve been trying to achieve with my sunflowers lately!  So I did this paint horse today as an illustration of that! No drawing…just watercolour and a brush. No stopping; try and keep a continuous flow going! Lots of water and let the paint mix on the paper.  Oh what fun!  

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Matt & Shorty

This painting is of  Matt Robertson  at the Ranch Horse competition here in the Hat in July, while he and his catty little grey gelding were waiting for their turn to compete.
I like Matt’s face, the light as it emerges from the shade of that palm-leaf hat he’s wearing, and I like his relationship with his horse

 Not only is Matt a good horseman, who makes his living as a ranch cowboy, he’s a wonderful singer-songwriter. Check it out at his web-site www.mattrobertson.com. His newest album, “The Voice” is awesome. 

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Buffalo Star Tipi

When I was in Calgary in July showing my work at the Hyatt Hotel, part of their extensive Canadian art collection were some historical photos.  This little painting is derived from a sepia-toned early 1800’s vintage photo of a Pikani tipi, depicting a beautiful example of gorgeous design and elegant function.

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The Horseman

This little painting was a lot of work……but
I wanted to do it; there’s something irresistible about cowboy gear. What is it?….the extra long fringes of these chinks? the distinctive indigo blue of denim, which is the absolute compliment to the colour of the chaps? the silver conchos on his spurs? the horsehair macate? the sunshine and the dust? A lot of it is associated with the magic of being around horses, and the mere sight of all these things evokes a lifetime of pleasurable memories.  I’m just so glad there are young men & women today who continue to value the time honoured traditions of fine horsemanship.  

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Bad Hair Every Day

Ah, my favourite subject again today….bucking horses.  One of the main reasons being, that they’re so dishevelled  and “wild” looking; horses in their natural state.  It’s fun to try and get that tangled hair and  and wary demeanour into a painting, especially when there’s lots of light involved.These guys were athletes performing at last week’s Medicine Hat Stampede. 

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War Pony

Today I felt like playing, so I did this little abstract running horse.  He needed jazzing up so I added feathers and some war paint, and whadya know?! a War Pony.  It looks like he’s galloping past a corner of the globe, so he could be a globe-trotting War Pony.  Whatever.  It’s fun to simplify and experiment. 

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Tee’s New Romels

My friend Trent, a working cowboy and family man who loves competing at Ranch Rodeos, is also a rawhide braider.  Check out this incredible romel rein he just traded to his friend Tee, in exchange for a border collie pup!  If you’re unfamiliar with rawhide braiding, take my word for it, it is an incredibly complicated and difficult art form.  These reins are built of about 12 strands of finely cut rawhide strips (even this much of the process is difficult and time-consuming!) which are then tightly and beautifully woven into this exquisite heavy , yet lively on your horses mouth, rein.  The added knots, loops and popper on the end are all of themselves a challenge that not many people care to even try.  All I can say is….there must be a pretty special pedigree on that pup!

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