Olaf Wieghorst
My Favorite Olaf Wieghorst Painting of the Week

Bucking Bronc

An airborne saddle bronc, profiled right, attempts to throw its rider. The cowboy is dressed in a blue shirt, blue jeans, and batwing chaps. An often repeated motif of the artist, the cowboy and bronc fill the canvas space creating a cloud of dust. The action takes place in a wooden corral with a bucking chute framing the left. The horse has the brand of the Cross Y Ranch which was owned by Fred Holliman at the time. The Holliman family were some of the first pioneers of the New Mexico territory. One of the earliest painting by the artist of a cowboy subject. The painting was originally on the wall of the Blue Front Saloon. After the artist achieved fame, the owner cut this and a companion work (Calf Roper #3) from the wall and had them framed and restored by local artist Chet Kerchinski.

"From a 1922c painting titled: "Bucking Bronc" - Oil on wallboard, 47 1/2 x 35 3/4inches

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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