Had the family to a small, local rodeo last Summer. Interesting event. They have the traditional bull riding, bronc riding, and calf roping events. Most of the cowboys were from other areas. But, you could tell some locals tried to get in on the action. If the cowboy was from the area, it was almost a guarantee that he didn’t last more than 3 seconds on a bull. The highlight for me was the barrel racing. There must have been 70 girls signed up for the event. When they were worming up, the sun was at it’s golden time – right before it goes down, it gives of a wonderful warm orange glow. Got a number of great reference shots. This is the 1st painting from those shots.