30x40 Oil Painting Available at Bouland's Art Gallery 109 S. Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616 417-320-1500 This Indian Scout is well aware of the many dangers of the high country. He saw a Cheyenne hunting party tracking him downstream and knew if he could make it to the falls, he would leave a difficult and BROKEN TRAIL.
24x36 Oil Painting Available at Bouland’s Art Gallery 109 S. Commercial Street Branson, MO 417-320-1500 The spectacular beauty of the western mountains lured many men. They led a life of constant adventure, and they were always aware of the ever-present danger of Indians. Being cautious was essential for survival. Standing in the shadows near the edge of a stream, this man is wondering, is that a FRIEND OR FOE?
16x30 Oil Painting Available at Bouland’s Art Gallery 109 S. Commercial Street Branson, MO 417-320-1500 It’s late in the afternoon in the high country of northwest Wyoming. The seasons are changing and the air is turning cold and crisp. The spectacular beauty of the rugged terrain is not lost on THE ELK HUNTER .
12x16 Oil Painting Available at Bouland’s Art Gallery 109 S. Commercial Street Branson, MO 417-320-1500 His name is Boss. He’s a really smooth ride, always eager to work and has more “cow sense” than any horse you’ve ever had. You’ve saddled him and are ready to leave the barn. The look in his eyes says he’s eager to go. A gentle tug on the reins, and you say “LET’S GO BOSS”.
18x24 Oil Painting Sold We always looked forward to Sunday afternoons. It was always a special time when we would visit our grandparents. We laughed, we played, and just being with them was so much fun. And now that we're older, there's a special place tucked deep inside our hearts for GRANDPA'S STORIES.
18x24 Oil Painting SOLD Life for the homesteaders was hard and often dangerous,….. especially for the women and children. But, at the end of each day when the chores were finished and supper was done, there was a special time. Next to the flickering fire light, you could relax and let your imagination follow the words to far off places. Everyone always looked forward to EVENING STORY TIME.
16X20 OIL PAINTING SOLD Sometimes a woman’s courage and steady marksmanship would save the lives of her family. When a new couple came west, it was imperative that a woman learn about guns and be comfortable practicing her marksmanship through TARGET PRACTICE.
16x20 Oil Painting SOLD Yep...it was a big ranch. Founded in the 1880's the XIT was the largest cattle ranch in the world. Compromising over 3,000,000 acres of land and 150,000 head of cattle, it ran for 200 miles along the Texas-New Mexico border. It took a lot of cowboys to run an outfit that large, and these were the TOOLS OF THE TRADE.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD After the Civil War, beef was plentiful in Texas. The demand was strong in the North, the Eastern states, and the gold mines in Colorado. There were four major trails out of Texas to these markets. The Shawnee Trail to Missouri, The Chisholm Trail to Kansas, the Western Trail to Nebraska, and the Goodnight-Loving Trail to Colorado and Wyoming. These boys have sold their cattle, they’re headed home, and this is THE LAST CROSSING.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD Remember riding the home place pasture with your daughter on the saddle in front of you? She was always saying, “Daddy, can I go with you?” Yeah….those were special times. She’s the apple of your eye….. And, yup, she’s growing up to be DAD’S HELPER.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD Silently resting in the cool shadows of this mountain stream, a mountain man is mindful of the dangers which may instantly appear. Suddenly he notices a shadow out of the corner of his eye, and he sees the Cheyenne warrior silently observing him. Too late, he realizes he has been seen by the camp SENTINEL.
16X20 OIL PAINTING SOLD Remember riding the pastures with your kids when they were young. You all had so much fun. Those were special memories that time can never erase. But…time does fly……… When you think about it, you’d give anything if you could go back and relive MAKING MEMORIES.
11x18 Oil Painting SOLD It took a special breed of man to tolerate the often solitary life of a mountain man. He must always be alert of the dangers along the streams and rivers or in the shadows of the tall pines. It’s quiet and peaceful now. But, this ever vigil rider, knows he is in dangerous country and he can be ready for trouble the instant there is BROKEN SILENCE.
12X16 OIL PAINTING SOLD There’s an old saying……. Good fences make good neighbors. It’s a good thing, also, when you like and respect each other..… knowing you can count on one another to help out with working calves, branding, moving cattle, and just being there for each other. When you have that bond, you know you can seal a sale of that bull with a hand shake. Yup…….. A DEAL’S DONE.
24x30 Oil Painting SOLD During the 1860’s the stagecoach was easily the most popular means of transporting passengers and mail across the west. Even after railroads began to penetrate the frontier, stagecoach lines continued to serve isolated communities and transport courageous pioneers throughout the AMERICAN WEST.
12X24 OIL PAINTING SOLD Wow……. It’s so quiet and peaceful. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as having your dog with you and riding the mountain pastures on your favorite horse. But, some folks think ranchers should trade in their horses for three-wheelers. They say you don’t have to feed ‘em, and they can go anywhere. Yea right…….Thank you very much! Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I sure enjoy the bond of being THREE AMIGOS.
14x24 Oil Painting SOLD This Indian Scout is well aware of the many dangers of the high country. He saw an enemy hunting party tracking him downstream and knew if he could make it to this sandy area, he would leave a difficult trail by taking a tree branch and COVERING THE TRACKS.
11x14 Oil Painting SOLD We all know someone that always has a good joke or story to tell. It's fun being with friends and sharing some SADDLE TALES.
16x20 Oil Painting SOLD There was a little bit of trouble back in town and these characters had to get out fast. They’re pretty sure there’s somebody on their trail. And, as luck would have it, there’s a storm building up. The horses can feel the excitement and the electrical charge in the air and they are nervous. There’s a flash of lightning, a crack of thunder, and Hot Damn...... a couple of bullets ricochet through the air! These ole boys are ON THE RUN.
20x30 Oil Painting SOLD As his horse nervously chomps at the bit, this rider is scouting a small Sioux camp. Careful not to be seen or heard, he glances in all directions for more members of the tribe. Keeping his life and hair depended upon remaining undiscovered by taking A CAUTIOUS LOOK.
SOLD You know the horses you raise will ride. They’re mountain bred horses…...they aren’t show ring prospects… they’re not polished and pretty, but they’re fit and their muscling shows. These colts have spent the summer in one of the mountain meadows and they are a little reluctant to go down to the corrals…. these are HIGH COUNTRY COLTS.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD It’s a bright clear morning, and a gentle breeze is blowing through the trees. It’s a special time of day when shadows seem to merge and flow silently across the river. These horses came down for a drink to start their MORNING IN THE TETONS.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD There’s nothing like the smell of saddle leather and wet sagebrush…..the soft sound of hoof beats of horses in the early morning dew. It’s so quiet and peaceful. You take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Boy that air smells good! You sure like ridin’ the ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH.
24x36 Oil Painting SOLD You’re not stuck behind some desk or driving a truck all day. You grew up to be a cowboy. It’s a beautiful summer day and you’re moving these horses down to the home place. Yup, your office is outside enjoying the great outdoors in the MOUNTAIN COUNTRY.
Oil Painting SOLD It’s late in the afternoon, and another shower is coming up. There is a distant sound of thunder, and the air smells fresh and clean. You’ve been riding the meadows all afternoon checking your cattle. The dog came with you this morning. He hasn’t been very far away. You’ve heard him chasing rabbits in the brush. You halt your horse, give a whistle, and wait for him. He runs up while you’re taking in the view. It’s getting late. LET’S GO HOME.
Oil Painting SOLD There’s nothing quite as beautiful as riding the mountain pastures checkin’ your stock. It’s early in the morning….. you can smell the wet sage and hear the soft sound of your horses hooves in the wet grass. In the distance you hear the soft nicker of some of your horses…… you ride over to them and they stretch their necks …. eager to feel……... A GENTLE HAND.
Oil Painting SOLD The sun is getting low in the sky and you’ve been in the saddle all day. Seems like you spend all your time pullin’ a trailer or you’re on horseback. ….but you wouldn’t trade it for anything. Yep….. about the only thing that feels as good as when you step into that familiar saddle is when you’re ALMOST HOME.
SOLD He was a little more expensive than you wanted, but last week at the sale, you thought he was probably worth it. He had never been saddled not even been worked with very much. But you can see he’s got promise. You’ve been workin’ with him for a few days, kinda gettin’ to know each other. And today’s the day. You ease into the saddle... see his ears lay back... feel his muscles bunch up... Alright... EASY NOW.
SOLD It’s a cool, crisp spring afternoon…. one of those days where you really enjoy riding the pastures. There’s thunder all around….., and you’re glad you brought your slicker. You’ve got your mind on a million things, but you’re brought back to reality when your horse looks back and you with that look of HEY…NOT SO TIGHT!
SOLD A good spirited woman transcends all cultures. She is a wife, a mother, and your closest friend…..she is the spirit of love…….this woman called DANCING WATERS.
SOLD Ever since she was a little pup, she’s loved that green tennis ball… no matter how far you would throw it, she would take off after the ball and somehow catch it in mid-air. She’s grown–up to be a great cattle dog, but every time you come out of the barn to ride, she finds that ball…. “Oh.. so you WANNA PLAY ”.
12x24 Oil Painting SOLD It’s early evening and a strong thunderstorm is gathering in the background. The horses can feel the electrical charge in the air, and they are nervous. There’s a flash of lightning, and the world turns into THUNDER AND DUST.