BITTIN' UP, RIMROCK
RANCH by James
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary Giclée Canvas:
Order period ends September 30, 2005.
Edition not to exceed 150. Signed by James Bama.
20"w x 20"h. $695 | $880 CDN | £415 + VAT (framing
At Wyomings Rimrock
Ranch, cowboys and their horses look much the way they did back
in the Wild West of Laramie and Cheyenne. Scouting for portrait
models, artist James Bama first met ranch hand Greg Laughen in
the summer, when the young mans hat, shirt and jeans were
still crisp and new. At the time, Bama offered to take his picture,
but the cowboy didnt feel right he thought he looked
too much like a city slicker.
By December, Laughens clothes were broken in enough that
he felt ready to be photographed. He was teaching a young buckskin
its first lessons in responding to the rein. Shortly, he would
lead the horse by its makeshift rope bridle into the corral to
prepare him for bittin up, taking the bit without
rearing its head. Patiently, the ranch hand has taught the buckskin
to take the saddle and to keep calm when men approach. Now his
student is ready for a new lesson in horse sense.