A vaquero herding his cattle through the woods spots the fiery hue of a red tail hawk flying by in this gorgeous print. About the painting artist Jack Swanson writes: "In our Santa Lucia (Coast Range) mountains in Monterey County is a huge wilderness area stretching for many miles north and south, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Salinas River and south."
"Fred Nason, a friend and neighbor, a good vaquero, roper and horseman, ran cattle deep into this country every year and we had a great camaraderie, staying several days scattering salt and checking the country. The whole family went, little kids on the pack horses and plenty of food, although the streams were teaming with trout and crawdads for a salad made with Indian lettuce. The kids were horse back and began learning the first lessons of being in the right place at the right time to be handy help with the cattle."
"The red-tailed hawk floating off a limb is very prevalent in our country ﾖ plus the golden eagles."
- 22 x 17 inches
- Lithographic print