Normally I don't care for paintings that feature the rear view of the focal point horse or cowboy. This painting is and exception because I could not think of a better way to tell this story. This cowboy is thankful for the good year he's had, and I thought I needed to show his ranch and cattle in the background. This is an example of using the painting's title to tell the story. Had I given it a more generic name like "End Of A Long Day" it would not have said what I wanted it to. Like the cowboy in this painting, I try to always count my many blessings.
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