Halfway to the Headwaters
“36 x 48”
Newly elected to the Cowboy Artists of America, Chad Poppleton has made his name in wildlife art, painting North American big game animals with an eye for anatomy and a flair for bold, colorful depiction. Halfway to the Headwaters demonstrates Poppleton’s ability to adapt the talents he has displayed in wildlife art to traditional Western subjects. Despite the bright light of the day – shadowed only by the last of the snow on the distant mountains and the greens and blue of the water, brush, and trees, the mood here is introspective. The riders seem absorbed in and by the landscape, absorbed in their thoughts, given over to the rhythm of the ride.