A vaquero on horseback serenades the object of his affection in wonderful painting cast in evening blues and shadows. Artist Jack Swanson writes about this painting: "I enjoy painting the subtle colors and deep values of a moonlight. It is important to not get too meticulous with detail, as the subtlety is what makes the real quality of a moonlight scene."
"The deep rich blues tempered by raw umber and viridian, and the blending of edges make the scene a strong feeling of night, using a limited pallet. There are no sharp edges at nighttime. This Spanish Californian is dressed in the fad of that era in California history. The vaquero is constrained to his horse knowing the due�a is sitting in the shadows � a formidable chaperone, to say the least, as a f lower pot on his head would end all thoughts of this romance going any further."
- 22½ x 29 inches
- Lithographic print