Life Song

Life Song

Charcoal 17 X 14


The Cowboy’s Life



                                                           The bawl of a steer,

                                                           To  a cowboy’s ear,

                                                           Is music of sweetest strain;

                                                           And the yelping notes

                                                           Of the wild coyotes

                                                           To him are a glad refrain.

                                                                                  -James Barton Adams


The Herdsman

This sketch of The Herdsman was one of my early sketches (2010).   I was experimenting with different grades of pencil lead to see what values and textures I could create.  It turned out better than I expected, and I had fun doing it.

“Practice only makes for improvement”  -Les Brown

And so, I continue to practice!