Patriotic Longhorns is an original watercolor of a Texas Longhorn steer. It has stars painted in the skulls crown, along with colors of the American flag. Red, White, and Blue show through on this “Patriotic’ image.
While I was living in N.J. and creating southwest landscape paintings is when 9-11 happened. Like you and I, this was a day no one will ever forget. 2001 was the distinction where nothing will ever be the same again here in the United States. Patriotism was everywhere you went, you saw folks with the American Flag. On their cars, in their front yards, on clothing and anywhere else you looked. Being a veteran, I traveled to NYC four days later to immerse myself in consequence and observe the overall atmosphere.
That’s where I saw flyers and posters of who went missing attached to any & all vertical surfaces. Union Square was most somber, and the silence was deafening. Feeling from my heart that I had to paint something patriotic. Not only for myself but also for my country, something that proud Americans could hang in their homes – to look at and never forget! The result is this and I’m happy to say is the “Patriotic” landscape painting. Ferdinands Flowers is a different version of this steer
Getting the Word Out – Patriotic Longhorns
After completing this original watercolor landscape, being faced with how do I get this “patriotic theme” to folks who would appreciate its content, as much as I enjoyed creating it. That’s when I placed an ad, albeit a small one in “Texas Monthly” magazine. Well, that ad drew hundreds of responses and orders. I’m pleased to say that President George W. Bush is a proud owner of this image. I’ve personalized this image of “Patriotic Longhorns” many times for ranch owners, members of PBR, and Harley Davidson motorcycle owners.
Sedona Landscape Paintings
While I love painting with watercolors, my current love is using acrylics, both heavy body, and liquid acrylics. Creating Sedona landscape paintings and any form of Sedona art is my current direction.