As a contemporary Sedona artist, I’m proud to have created this patriotic art, “Patriotic Longhorns,” an original watercolor of a Texas Longhorn steer. It has stars painted in the crown of the skull and the colors of the American flag. Red, White, and Blue show through on this “Patriotic’ image.
Discover This Patriotic Art Expression
While I was living in N.J. and creating southwest landscape paintings is when 9-11 happened. Like you and me, this was a day no one will ever forget. 2001 was the distinction where nothing will ever be the same again here in the United States. Patriotism was everywhere you went. You saw folks with the American Flag on their cars, in their front yards, on clothing, and anywhere else you looked. Being a veteran, I traveled to NYC four days later to immerse myself in consequence and observe the overall atmosphere.
That’s where I saw flyers and posters of who went missing attached to any & all vertical surfaces. Union Square was most somber, and the silence was deafening. Feeling from my heart that I had to paint something patriotic, this patriotic art was created. For myself and my country, something that proud Americans could hang in their homes – to look at and never forget! Ferdinands Flowers is a different version of this steer.
Getting the Word Out – Patriotic Longhorns
After completing this contemporary southwest original watercolor landscape, being faced with how do I get this “patriotic art” to folks who would appreciate its content as much as I enjoyed creating it, that’s when I placed an ad, albeit a small one, in “Texas Monthly” magazine. Well, that ad drew hundreds of responses and orders. I’m pleased to say that President George W. Bush is a proud owner of this image. In addition, I’ve personalized this image of “Patriotic Longhorns” many times for ranch owners, members of PBR, and Harley Davidson motorcycle owners.
Vivid Mystical Sedona Landscape Paintings
While I love painting with watercolors, my current love uses acrylics, heavy body, and liquid acrylics. Creating vivid, mystical landscape paintings is my current direction.