Clyde

 

IMG_0110 2.JPGCliff Mortenson and his son Wyatt brought their year and a half old pet Buffalo (Bison), Clyde, to famous Cowboy Bill Manns’ Birthday Party at Bear Ranch. south of Santa Fe, on Sunday.

Clyde, having been raised like a family dog, was quite well behaved during the party, wandering slowly among the guests, sniffing around the chuck wagon and the great barbecue, or wandering unattended, yet never far from the crowd, happy to graze lazily among the grass and weeds.

A FRENCH COW / Daily Painting #1289

A French Cow / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

My computer and my iPad are deeply involved in transferring, storing, and backing up the thousands of images from my just concluded trip to Mexico and Spain, and will be for some time.

Since I can't access the images from this trip, and can't use ArtRage3 with the iPad occupied, I decided to turn to a subject from an earlier trip, to France. And that now was as good a time as any to dip back into watercolor. So, here you have it.

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TWO TONE (RODEO BULL) / Daily Painting #1113

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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The other athlete in the arena. People ride these things. For sport. Sometimes for money. Big money.

Sorry, they don't make money big enough to get me on one. Not now, of course, but not when I was younger, either.

Hats off to those who do ride, and to those mighty mounds of challenge, the bulls of rodeo.

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CORRIENTES RESTING / Daily Painting #983

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

These stars of the roping and bulldogging Rodeo events, seen taking a backstage break between Rodeo performances, can be traced back to the first cattle brought to the new world by the Spanish as early as 1493.

One of my favorite films, Pocket Money, starring Paul Newman and Lee Marvin, centers around the hilarious adventures involved in buying and returning to the States with a herd of Corriente Steers for use in Rodeos. The film is based on the book Jim Kane by J.P. S. Brown.

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SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW Daily Painting #905

SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

There was a time when I studiously avoided Southwestern clichés like hollyhocks, churches, old trucks and cow skulls. Not anymore. As you know if you've been following this blog, I now paint just about anything I come across. When presented with an interesting play of shadows and light on a cow skull, a ladder and an adobe wall, you can bet I'm going to paint it! Besides, there's a reason those things have become clichéd. It's cause they're so damn neat!

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LONGHORN STUDY Daily Painting #880

LONGHORN STUDY

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Last night in Wickenburg was cold, it rained most of the night, and the wind rocked ol' Betsy like a cradle. I was up early and off to the parade, where I photographed non stop for about two hours, then to the Seven Bar Cafe, downtown, where I snagged a parking spot, for a lunch of fried chicken and mashed potatoes (an exception, but what the heck, it was cold and I've been behaving for days).

By the time I finished lunch, it was time for the rodeo and another two and a half or three non stop shooting hours. It was so cold, and I'd been standing on uneven ground for so long, that when I turned to leave I could hardly walk, and must have looked like some doddering old man. And I'm not even 72, yet!

I reported right to Betsy and, because there was no time to download any of the day's research, I painted this Longhorn Study that I've been sneaking up on ever since I visited my friend and ace mechanic Austin Stockdale's place on the ranch in Victorville.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day of catching up on image management, probably in the library, if it's open.

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