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23½ x 18 pastel on pastel paper
completed and released June 17, 2008

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The handsome cowboy wields his rope with a honed skill as the tightly woven braids become an extension of his sinewy forearms and powerful hands.

A cowboy with a lasso against a cloudy sky... seemed simply enough. No complicated background, one lone figure, not even much clothing. I did not anticipate the complexity and the tedium involved with rendering rope in pastel. I do much of the work with my fingers, but here I needed to also employ quite a bit of pencil work to get that braided look of rope. Usually areas that need that intricate touch are small, whereas this just seemed to go on for miles.