SKIRMISH (ESCARAMUZA) / Daily Painting #1380

Skirmish (Escaramuza) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This rendering of the high speed, precision performance of the side-saddle riding women of the Escaramuza that is the finale of every Mexican Charreada, or rodeo, is based on this small pen and ink sketch.


If you emailed a bid between July 31 and August 13, and received no confirmation of your bid, you may have been the winner. Thea realized just today that the link for bidding was broken. I tried several times to repair the link, but had no luck, so I removed it. To re-enter your bid, just copy and paste it into the “to” field in an email, make “bid” the subject, and be sure to include the name of the painting and your bid in the body of the email. I apologize for the inconvenience.


  • Starting bid $200
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  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 21, 2014

  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

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ESCARAMUZA IN PINK / Daily Painting #1068

Pen / Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Here's another in the popular new series, “Confections”. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you. Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

Escaramuza (Skirmish), is an important part of the Mexican rodeo, or Charreada. Young women, dressed in colorful, flowing costumes, riding side-saddle, perform thrilling precision drill team maneuvers.

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