Olaf Wieghorst
My Favorite Olaf Wieghorst Painting of the Week

 Tex and Patches (Cowboy on Paint)

A solemn faced cowboy dressed in a white shirt with a leather vest and leather chaps has paused on his Pinto pony profiled right. The cowboy is wearing a gray Stetson and a blue neckerchief. He also has a Colt six-shooter holstered around his waste. His attention is focused on something behind him. The Pinto is standing on a rocky rise amidst some desert scrub brush. Distance mountains and a cloudy blue sky complete the composition.

The inspiration for this painting was a 1925 Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. poster titled "The Arm of Law and Order." This was made from the painting "Tex and Patches" by artist Frank Schoonover.

From a 1928 painting titled: "Cowboy on Paint"
Oil on canvas, 20 x 14 inches

Olaf Wieghorst painted around 1600 oil paintings, 3-5000 watercolors, and who knows how many drawing and sketches during his life time. I love them all. Each painting tells a story to me. I have hundreds of personal favorites and will be sharing a new one each week. If you have any comments on a painting or have a special favorite you would like me to post, please email me.
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