"Water Crossing" is painted from an authentic moment I experienced while painting in Wyoming. I wish I could have had time to capture a thousand references from this moment, but I could only get a few.
"Water Crossing" is a tangible piece of the enchanting old West, woven with the threads of romance and adventure. Each brush stroke carries the whispers of cowboy boots treading over the untamed wilderness and the echo of horse hooves splashing through the tranquil streams. It is a love letter to a time when life was simpler yet filled with grandeur and subtle allure. The painting "Water Covers Scent and Tracks" also veils the stories of countless cowboys and cowgirls who lived, loved, and journeyed through these lands. The painting is a window, beckoning us to peek into the past, to feel the wild heartbeat of the old West, and to lose ourselves in its timeless romantic saga.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have painted in Northwest Wyoming and capture this fleeting moment on my canvas. It is a reminder of the beauty and magic in the world, waiting to be discovered and immortalized through art. And while "Water Crossing" may seem like a finished piece, it continues to evolve and speak to me every time I look at it. Like the old West, it is a never-ending story, with new tales and secrets waiting to be uncovered with each viewing. I hope that this painting speaks to you as well and takes you on your journey through the sweeping landscapes of the Wild West.
So let us raise our glasses to the cowboys and cowgirls who have roamed these lands, to the untamed spirit of the old West, and to the endless inspiration that it continues to provide for artists like me. Here's to "Water Crossing" and its untold stories; may they continue to live on through this timeless piece of art.