Monday, January 29, 2018

RS Hanna Spring Showcase

16 x 20 oil

This is one of the paintings I'll be showing at the RS Hanna Spring Showcase in
Fredericksburg, Tx. beginning on February, 1st. 
Join us for the art walk on February 2nd if you're in the area.

It's interesting to me how in these rodeo bulldogging events there is a 
balance of brawn and finesse.  Plus the horse in 'ALL IN'.
The cowboy is at that moment when he lands on the steer, the horse charges on
and his foot naturally releases from the stirrup,  his right arm closes up around the horn to the 
elbow and he exits from his horse and his weight throws the calf  to the ground.

It's quite the dance of teamwork between the horse and rider, and 
there is a delicate light touch before the action happens.
IMHO the calf looks appropriately miserable.

Thanks for following along!

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