Tag: quarter horse art

Graphite Art in Texas

Brotherly Love

After spending quite a bit of time in the studio and out at Art Festivals throughout Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma, I am ready to get back into my studio and create more artwork!
For the second half of the year, I am super excited about 3 pieces of artwork that have been accepted into “America’s Horse in Art” Show & Sale at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas.
Opening Reception Night is August 16, 2014 and promises to be a blast.
Along with the top drawing, here are the other two pieces of artwork accepted to this wonderful event.

Pretty Boy

Some Call Him Naughty


Who Invited the Neighbor?

Who Invited the Neighbor 1
My newest release – which I am very pleased with, is titled “Who Invited the Neighbor?”

Initially when I began this drawing of the three horses, I was more interested in tackling the water caught in the middle of the grassy pasture. But as I moved the horses around, it started to come up with a story all on its own.


And, as I know I have experienced before, everyone has that one neighbor who invites himself over for the BBQ and drinks. And no matter how polite you start – no matter how rude you become… the neighbor never gets the hint that its time to leave.

Hope your Labor Day weekend is filled with invited guests only!

Finished drawing is 18×25. Come check it out in person next weekend at the Septemberfest Museum Art Show in Midland, TX. For more info … visit my website, or check out the link for the Museum Show.

A Classic Cowboy Artist

Bill Owen: Talking to the BuckarooPictured above, titled “Talking to the Buckaroo” is one of my favorite pieces of work by Bill Owen.

Bill Owen, known to some as “the Cowboy Artist” captures the western ranchers and cattlemen with ease. No matter what painting you look at, all of his artwork takes you immeidately into the action of the moment. The colors he incorporates into his paintings are so accurate, you can feel the heat of the Arizona desert, taste the dirt and dust kicked up by the horses and feel the sway of the horse beneath the saddle.

To enjoy more of the artwork of Bill Owen, visit his website: http://www.billowenca.com.

Holding the Dally

Holding the Dally











If you’ve been to a branding you’ve probably seen it.
If you’ve been to the rodeo, and you’ve watched team roping, then you’ve definitely seen it.
The dally rope is the most effective way to rope a calf and get him to stay put. Tying your rope to your saddle after roping a calf is called “dallying.” Dallying involves looping your rope around the saddle horn to secure the just-roped calf to your saddle. The dally acts as an anchor to the saddle and forces the calf to pull against the combined weight of the horse and rider rather than against the rider’s grip on the rope. The dally is one of the most important skills to learn when roping a calf. A correct dally can mean the difference between successfully securing a calf and losing the catch.

What I like most about this drawing is the implied action. So much is going on with the ropes, but you can see the tension in the line going down to the calf. There were a lot of dark shadows in this drawing, along with tons of detail in the saddle.
I really like how this turned out… let me know what you think!

To see more of my artwork, including my new work, please visit my website, New Art from Geri Dunn