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Jack Swanson | When Reatas Smoke

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In this rustic beauty artist Jack Swanson depicts a scene of a vaquero roping cattle using a tree trunk for leverage.


You can almost hear the brush poppin', the cow bawling and the horse's feet clattering in the rocks! Jack Swanson beautifully captures the scene as this good vaquero gets the rawhide laced on the waspy ol cow and is letting his smokin' dallies slip around the horn, and the brush, as he waits for his partner to build to her and catch her hind legs. From his oil, When Reatas Smoke, the rich colors and accuracy of action in this print vividly illustrate the artist's deep connection and understanding of the environment and lifestyle of the California vaquero.

  • 17½ x 20 inches
  • Lithographic print
  • Signed