Category Archives: saddle horses

Cowboy @ Quilchena

We haven’t had a cowboy for awhile, and that just won’t do!  
This competent young man works at Quilchena Ranch near Merritt B.C. and I met him when visiting there last year.  The flat hat and brush cuffs are typical of the buckaroo style of ranch cowboy which has migrated up from Mexico from the Vaquero tradition. Cowboy fashion has a lot to do with region and the type of work involved. And then there’s individual flair of which the cowboys I know have a huge abundance!

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Laura’s Latest Wildie

When I was “home” for Easter I was introduced to this young fella.  One of my almost-nieces, Laura, has a way with young horses and this is her latest protege.  It was a blustery cool day and he didn’t quite know how to behave; he went from snorty to friendly, cheeky to inquisitive to bashful in the flick of an eye.   Mostly though I’d say he looks pretty broncy.

I’ll be really interested to see where he’s at by the end of the summer.

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New Project

This is a new project which I started drawing last week.  There’s my Polly peeking over the other horses to see if I’ve brought cookies. Since I was out there for a visit today, this feels really immediate.  However, I’m going to paint if full-blown summer, maybe even some wild flowers.

Hope to post the finished product tomorrow.

11 X 20″ on watercolour board

Tyler @ the CS Ranch

Well, here it is so far.  I’m not sure that it’s done.  I may put a pale blue-mauve glaze over the background, to set it further back….Think I’ll put it away for a few days & then decide.   Maybe you have an opinion on that out there!?  Also unsure as to what the title is.  Usually that comes to me as I paint it, but…..not much has come this time.  So for now, this is it. Hope your weekend is as enjoyable as mine. 
Oh, and thank you ALL who visit my blog; today the number of you who have visited this blog reached 30,000.  To me, that is astounding.  I’m so grateful to you all for your interest and your support!

14 X 20″ om watercolour board

Bridle Trio

 So this is a little “quickie” I did in my booth today, from one of my friend Kim Taylor’s fabulous photos, hanging on the wall of HER booth across from me.  Only thing is I had about 40 interruptions, and it shows in the higglety pigglety lines and wishy-wash colour.  But it’s all you get for today!

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Nimbus

 As an artist, the most interesting time of year for me is late fall. It must be the low angle of the sun combined with haziness in the air, but there is a glow around everything.  The yellow trees light up like they’re plugged in, the shadows are blue and gold, and stretch out forEVEr. These horses have that nimbus of light around them, like a halo! Everything is bathed in golden light.

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Sorting

 Ranchers  are some of the most resourceful, resilient, hardest working and optimistic people I know.  Can’t thing of anybody better to have stewarding our native grasslands and growing our world class food..Thank you all for all that you do.   SOLD

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Sweetgrass Remuda

Something has the wind up these guy’s tails; they’re up to more than looking at the scenery…..those Sweetgrass Hills again.  Horses in a herd are like birds in a flock, they move together like they’re all of one mind.  I think that’s because they are. Next time you get the chance, watch, and see what you think.  SOLD

Two Roans & a Buckskin

 Today’s small painting is a quick pen & ink, with a wash of watercolour over it. The subject; some of my sister’s family’s ranch horses hanging out on a summer day. There’s nothing more beautiful than horses, just being horses, don’t you agree?  SOLD

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