12" x 15"
Pickup men inspire many of my paintings because they are expert horsemen along with their well-trained horses. Although they make it look easy, their job is not simple and is at times, very dangerous. I love portraying the often dramatic chases whether it be after a loose bull or wild bronc or to save a hung up cowboy from deadly hooves or horns, which they do for hours on hot, dusty days at summer rodeos. I chose bright, warm colors that would reflect that hot, dusty feeling as well as brushstrokes that emphasized the non-stop action.