The Old Cowpoke
oil on canvas panel
Several years ago I made a painting trip to Jackson Hole and it was a glorious adventure. While eating dinner one evening, I took this photo of a real cowboy having a drink at the bar. A few days ago I located the photo and did a studio painting. Most artists make quite a few changes when painting from a photo. I left out a figure on the right but may paint him in a future painting. The background is definately abstracted--it is not as important as the figure but I did try to show there were much happening in the background.