The next piece I painted was inspired by the upcoming Presidential elections here in the U.S. I believe that a typical cowboy, when asked which political party he or she belonged to, the answer would be something like: "I don't know, I just an American." So this 33" x 44" painting is titled PATRIOTS.
I promised myself that every month I would paint a painting just for the fun of it - not for hire or money. I did this little study of my six year old granddaughter Nora giving my son Michael a drink of cool water. I tried to make it look like it was a scene from the early 1900. It was a fun exercise and I'm anxious to do it again, but much larger (maybe next month). So here's the painting.