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When I create western art drawings I spend a lot of time thinking about the composition. "Out Of The Gate" was inspired by the idea of making the composition be about line and putting my focus on the horses, rather than the entire scene. Line can direct the viewer’s eye around the composition, creating a sense of movement and action. It was my intent in this drawing to convey that feeling of urgency and movement with line as the horses burst from the gate in the moment the head loop was thrown and the steer is being set up for the heel catch.
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"Veterans" is a favorite pencil drawing of mine and draft horses are a subject I find myself drawn to repeatedly. I love to show their awesome size and power, yet gentle and willing nature in whatever they’re asked to do. This drawing was done to portray the close bond between the farmer and his Clydesdale mare. I wanted to show an everyday scene, something that has been repeated countless times in the daily routine of hitching the team up to the wagon, on the way to loading hay to feed the cows. The calmness of the mare is evident as she waits patiently for the farmer to finish what he’s doing. Many people have commented that this scene reminds them of their dad or grandpa, and that’s just the feeling I was trying to get with this drawing.
The idea for the oil painting "A Family Affair" came to me when I was at a team roping practice and saw this little family working like busy beavers getting the horse saddled and bridled for their young son to practice roping the mechanical calf. I couldn’t help but remember my younger days getting ready for a show or rodeo, with Dad on one end and Mom on the other,saddling up, helping me put the bridle on, and making sure I got to the gate on time for my event. I’m sure this scene has been played out countless times across the country, and anyone who’s been a parent with a kid in a show or rodeo knows just what it's like.
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