A friend of mine seems to have the ability to find the most elusive stray horses.

Pockets of emerald green grass up in the high country of Colorado is where he heads and sure enough these AOL Equines are content to graze to their hearts content.
However in the sometimes quick turning weather of Fall in the Rockies, the snow could be flying overnight and will strand these amimals in the blink of an eye.
Riding up into the high pastures and picking up strays is a routine trek as you start moving the herd down to lower pastures to spend the winter.
This drawing is dedicated to the Cowboys who take care of the strays.

Pickin’ Up Strays is an original Pastel, Prismacolor Pencil drawing.
Drawn on card stock,acid free,bonded, artist drawing paper.
18"X18" in unframed size

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My Fine Art and Photography Studio is located in the Nevada/Arizona desert.

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I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 6 years ago

    Amazed at the detail with pastels. Beautiful highlights.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Sometimes it is more fun to NOT draw what is there…

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 6 years ago

    very nice touch and color, Susan. especially background color is hit me. wonderful.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Hidemi…this drawing was done on black paper so I could just center my attention on the highlights…I do that alot, draw on dark paper and then let the paper color be a color in the drawing…

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Wow, Susan dear, this is EXCELLENT!!!

  • Thanks so much! I so appreciate your viewing my work!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 4 years ago

    beautiful work, and what a wonderful thing to do for these old codgers

  • Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Michael Beckett
    Michael Beckettover 4 years ago

    amazing… simple yet powerful!

  • Thanks so much for viewing and your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    this is stunning, the light is wonderful

  • Thank you for viewing my work! Appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, love the light on their backs

  • Thank you for viewing my work…I appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 4 years ago

    The Horses at work group would love for you to enter Horses at work non featured challenge ..

  • Thanks…I think I already entered another you notified me about…but thanks all the same!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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