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250 views, Dec 22, 2010
Graphite Pencils 5H to 6B
Original 16 × 22 inches

In the 1890’s, my grandfather (far right) traveled with Doc Carver’s Wild West Show to Europe, Russia and Australia.

He auditioned his bronc riding and roping in each town from his home in Terry, Montana and was finally hired in Yankton, South Dakota. It was rather like running away from home to join the circus.

He brought home publicity photos and I refered to them to draw this group.

Standing to L to R
Billy Garnett, Painted Horse, Jim Marsh and Berney Kempton
Seated L to R:
He Crow, Mrs. Black Bear, Black Bear and children

I’m not satisfied with this photo of the drawing and will continue to look for solutions to the “look.”

Wildlife, people, dogs, ranches, mountains, cameras.

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  • paulbeattie
    paulbeattieover 4 years ago

    Wow super family history and art work!! Great info :)

  • Thanks so much for your great comment!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Kay I think you’ve been holding out on us! ha ha just kidding, but I’m surprised you haven’t shown us your fantastic drawings before now! You’re very talented.

  • Yes, I have on this whole shot. I’m still not happy with the photo of it. I had a crop of the middle in for some time. The graphite shines back at the photo and I haven’t been able to fix it to look like a drawing. It just gets so black when I try to correct it.

    Thanks for your comments.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    Oh wow, another great family history and image !!!

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thanks, Rick.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Oh, I say, madam; you DO do good work (& that is not doo-doo).

  • Well, thanks so much, lady!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago


  • Thanks, John. I appreciate it.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Wow. How amazing is this!! Wonderful work.

  • Thanks very much.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    Wow! This is really amazing work!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Your very good,…

  • Thanks so much, John.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

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