Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the lesser known cowboy

I grew up thinking all cowboys of the American West were white.  This is understandable since dominant cultures usually dictate history.  It turns out there was quite a large percentage of blacks, Mexicans, and Native American cowboys.  This is a portrait of the lesser known cowboy.  I tried combining the three groups in this portrait. "The American cowboy", gouache 12"x16".