In the mid to late nineteenth-century, the frontier and its rugged heroes became the protagonists of American lore. Cowboys were popular symbols of freedom across the nation, and their seemingly romantic lives in the West fascinated Americans who were forced to remain in stifling urban centers. As barbed wire enclosed more and more of the open range and true cattle driving cowboys became a rare breed, a new embodiment of freedom landed in the frontier. In the early 1900’s, there was a new symbol of freedom found in aviation. With a newfound dominion over the skies and a legendary lordship of the open range, freedom and its many forms was central to life in the American West. In this painting, a Curtis JN-4 Jenny has made a surprise landing in a pasture within the Teton Valley of Wyoming. Running low on gas, flying over rugged territory, the pilot decided to set down and seek replenishment from a local shopkeeper. As this unusual event is taking place some of the locals happen upon the scene. You can only imagine what the cowboy and his herd must be thinking: "Well, tarnation, look at that! Now that's what I call, "A Horse of a Different Color!!"

Horse of a Different Color: A Newfound Freedom

Horse of a Different Color: A Newfound Freedom

Horse of a Different Color: A Newfound Freedom                   (click for larger image)

In the mid to late nineteenth-century, the frontier and its rugged heroes became the protagonists of American lore. Cowboys were popular symbols of freedom across the nation, and their seemingly romantic lives in the West fascinated Americans who were forced to remain in stifling urban centers. As barbed wire enclosed more and more of the open range and true cattle driving cowboys became a rare breed, a new embodiment of freedom landed in the frontier.  In the early 1900’s, there was a new symbol of freedom found in aviation.  With a newfound dominion over the skies and a legendary lordship of the open range, freedom and its many forms was central to life in the American West.

In this painting, a Curtis JN-4 Jenny has made a surprise landing in a pasture within the Teton Valley of Wyoming. Running low on gas, flying over rugged territory, the pilot decided to set down and seek replenishment from a local shopkeeper. As this unusual event is taking place some of the locals happen upon the scene. You can only imagine what the cowboy and his herd must be thinking:  “Well, tarnation, look at that! Now that’s what I call, “A Horse of a Different Color!!”

Framed original oil is available. Please contact us for a quote.   **ORIGINAL OIL SOLD**

This original is offered in three limited editions:

Canvas signed limited edition of 100 and Artist Premium Enhanced Canvas signed limited edition of only 15.

Print on heavy archival stock:

  • Premium Print: Size 14 x 36 inches (18 x 40 overall size)  – signed and numbered limited edition is $225
Limited edition canvas:
  • Canvas: Size 14 x 36 inches with only 100 in the signed and numbered limited edition.  Limited edition is $385
  •  Artist Premium Enhanced Canvas:  Size 14 x 36 inches with 15 copies in the signed and numbered limited edition is $525

Canvas is shipped unstretched. Please feel free to contact me for more information or framing options.

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