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Another long ago painting…this was painted when I was attending many of the PRCA Rodeo events. I was addicted to the Cowboys, Horses and the whole energy of the Rodeo. Since painting horses was and still is my first love…it was only natural that I try and capture the explosive emotion of the 8 Seconds of the bareback ride…
This piece is 16" X 20", painted with oil on stretched artist canvas.


horses, oil, rodeo, cowboy, bergstrom, western west

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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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 5 years ago

    wowie…………..this is fantastic…….you have certainly capture the excitement

  • Thanks…had one heck of a time following the rodeo circut!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic action piece..Wonderful work,as always Susan :-)

  • Well how totally cool is this…I so appreciate it Ellen!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    Over-the-top work, Susan! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks Pat…that was fast..took me by surprise for sure!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahalmost 5 years ago

    EXCELLENT artwork. It takes more guts than I have to get on one of those horses, let me tell you!!

  • Me too … LOL…I’ll just photograph and paint pictures of it..too risky for me!!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    What Action. Grand example of Good Composition. Amazing work Susan. Congrats on the feature.

  • Thanks Jim…Oh I was remembering the days when I labored over every brush stroke! Sadly those days are gone…thanks for you always kind comments!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, great action, you are a true master!

  • LOL…master I am not dear Mary… but bless you for such a wonderful comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • redladyart
    redladyartalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful masterful work Susan. You are so talented. :)

  • Many thanks Sharon!! Appreciate your viewing!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • BarbL
    BarbLalmost 5 years ago

    You caught the emotion of both the rider…and the horse! Wonderful work!

  • Many thanks Barb…brought back many memories seeing these old paintings!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing work, the action and detail are just awesome.

  • Many thanks Byron…sure brought back memories seeing my old paintings!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful oil painting Susan. very nice.

  • Thanks Hidemi…always appreciate your viewing my work!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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