Fine Art work by Grandma Barbara. Featuring botanical, landscapes, western themes in oils, pastels, gouache, watercolors. This artist works all mediums; i.e. graphite, carbon, colored pencil, and paints. Most of the work is taken from observations and studies of history, and botanical florals grown in the artist gardens.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Cowboy in graphite - artist unknown to me
I grew up on a beautiful family farm in eastern Oregon. My parents homesteaded and made a descent living for their family by working the land, and being frugal. We never wanted for anything. This picture in graphite reminds me of my handsome father. He loved horses and worked the farm with sturdy workhorses. He also was a cowboy in the Sand Hills of Nebraska before he married my lovely and talented mother (who taught in a one-room school house). I really enjoy seeing western life depicted in graphite art. Artist is unknown to me but he did a very good job.