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Victor Blakey -- She's All Business

She's All Business

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Riding Point

Riding Point

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Juan

Roping a Calf

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Experience Counts

Experience Counts

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Preparing the Lasso

Preparing the Lasso

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Juan

Juan

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Slim

Slim

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

At the end of a hard day's work, this old cowboy is taking a break. Sitting on the step in front of the barn door and having a cigarette is his usual routine when work is done.

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Victor Blakey -- The Horse Thief

The Horse Thief

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 16" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- The Law

The Law

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Tribal Pride

Tribal Pride

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

When I finished this painting, I could feel some sorrow in his face, but I could see he had many accomplishments that are demonstrated by the feathers he wore.

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Victor Blakey -- Buddies

Buddies

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Precious

Precious

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Cattle King

Cattle King

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

Cattlemen have been a large part of the remarkable and colorful history of Texas. This distinguished and confident rancher is a part of that history.

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Victor Blakey -- Remember Me

"Remember Me"

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

When I started this painting, his face just came to me. I wondered what his life meant to him; what was his heritage; what were his dreams? He must have meant a great deal to his people. I am not a historian, but I want to remember him. Perhaps his grim face was a prelude to what came next.

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Victor Blakey -- Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- A Cowboy's Best Friend

A Cowboy's Best Friend

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- On the Job

On the Job

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

Tending livestock was an endless part of ranch life. "On the Job" depicts this daily task.

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Victor Blakey -- Mocha and Cream

Mocha and Cream

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

Mocha and Cream was painted with a heavy use of shadows and light. I used a very dark background to illuminate the beautiful feature of this horse's face.

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Victor Blakey -- Grit and a Shotgun

Grit and a Shotgun

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 24" x 1"

It took grit and a shotgun to protect his rancho from horse thieves and cattle rustlers.

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Victor Blakey -- Three Feathers

Three Feathers

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

I painted this Native American and I called him Three Feathers. He is adorned with an intricate bear claw necklace that provides him great protection and he is feeling comfort and harmony from his scared ghost shirt.

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Victor Blakey -- Papa

Papa

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 48" x 1"

Texas ranchers using the Chisholm Trail started on the route from South Texas to the railroads in Abilene, Kansas and this bull is a good example of the type of cattle seen on that drive.

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Victor Blakey -- Running Paint

Running Paint

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 48" x 1"

Each Paint Horse has a particular combination of white and another color of the equine spectrum. This horse did live in a pasture in Frisco, Texas. I watched him almost daily, but the incredible growth north of Dallas took away several of the little pastures. I walked down one day to watch him and found that all the horses had been moved. Really made me sad.

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Victor Blakey -- Born Beautiful

Born Beautiful

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- The Elder

The Elder

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

The American Plains Native American led a rough and harsh life which is depicted in this face of a tribal leader.

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Victor Blakey -- The Decision to Fight

The Decision to Fight

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

When I start a new painting of a Native American, it is difficult to separate the real from the myth that perpetuates the fighting spirit of these brave men. While developing the face of this man, I could see he was struggling with a great decision. He is the defender of his way of life, the custodian of his land. I wanted to depict the remarkable strength in each feature in his face and the conflict he must be experiencing.

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Victor Blakey -- The Quarter Horse

The Quarter Horse

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

The American Quarter horse is known for speed. However, this horse just enjoys living on a beautiful ranch in southern Oklahoma.

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Victor Blakey -- Follow Me

"Follow Me"

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

"Follow Me" is a young warrior who is struggling with his new role as a leader in his tribe. With weapons in his hands, he is ready for the many battles and conquests ahead. Victories and triumphs will prove his bravery and earn him respect among his people.

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Victor Blakey -- Riding Spirit

Riding Spirit

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

Before the horse, the Indians were mostly nomadic. Once they mastered the horse, their lives changed forever. The Indians became the best horsemen that anyone had ever seen. The man and the horse appeared to be so fused together, that it appeared to be only one living creature.

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Victor Blakey -- Big & Bad

Big & Bad

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

I was driving the back roads in Oklahoma when I saw a huge Brahma bull standing near the fence. I just had to stop and look at him. He looked huge. I took several pictures of him and he didn't seem to mind. He must weigh over 2000 lbs. I've seen Brahmas before, but this guy had a bigger hump and lots of hanging skin with a dark colored hump and glaring eyes. Once I started painting him everyone that saw it said he looked big and bad, hence his name.

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Victor Blakey -- Stormy

Stormy

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

Some of the colors I used to paint this beautiful brown horse were Burnt Sienna, Ultra Marine Blue and a hint of Yellow Ochre. I wanted to focus on his face and the gentleness in his eyes.

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Victor Blakey -- Prince

Prince

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- A Great Chief

A Great Chief

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

Neither common place or casual, this chief led many war parties, and was the strongest and bravest of all the fighters. This man must have been a great chief. As I painted his face, I felt that he may have been the last of the greatest generation.

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Victor Blakey -- Solemn Resistance

Solemn Resistance

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1"

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Victor Blakey -- Mid-Night

Mid-Night

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 1"

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This painting portrays a magnificent black stallion that was developed with a monochromatic approach to signify this special breed of horses.

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Victor Blakey -- Western Sky

Western Sky

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

Beautiful auburn horse running across a late afternoon western sky.

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Victor Blakey -- Mug Shot

Mug Shot

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

Profile of a Longhorn.

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Victor Blakey -- Mocha With Cream

Mocha With Cream

Oil -- 24" x 18" x 1"

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This beautiful horse stands with ears pointed straight up like antennas listening to every foot step around him. I applied many layers of oil and thin washes to emphasize each subtle nuance of his attentive expression.

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Victor Blakey -- Inner Strength

Inner Strength

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 1"

When I started painting this man’s face, I wish I could tell his story. Maybe the lines in his face represent the strength it took to face his many struggles, hardships, and defeats.

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Victor Blakey -- Dark Star

Dark Star

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 1"

This beautiful dark brown horse is another example of the beauty and grace that horses bring to us. I approached this painting very much like any portrait with an emphasis on realism.

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Victor Blakey -- Angel

Angel

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 24" x 1"

In mythology, the white horse may be viewed as supernatural, but this white horse just looks like an angel, therefore I will call him “Angel”.

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Victor Blakey -- Blaze

Blaze

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 16" x 1"

This is a classic profile of a beautiful horse, painted with burnt sienna, raw umber, and yellow ochre. This portrait celebrates the simple beauty of this glorious animal.

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Victor Blakey -- Three Beauties

Three Beauties

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

Faces of three beautiful horses I found living near my house in a suburb of Dallas. The flowing manes give a sense of movement.

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Victor Blakey -- Old Red

Old Red

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

I first saw “Old Red” on a hot day in July during the cattle drive in Ft. Worth. His head was hung low and he looked tired. I had to lift his head and shorten his horns to fit him on my canvas.

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Victor Blakey -- Flying Mane

Flying Mane

Oil on Canvas -- 18" x 24" x 2"

With intelligence, sensitivity and his mane flying behind him, this horse is absolutely beautiful. I tried to paint him with a sense of motion and speed.

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Victor Blakey -- Tex

Tex

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 30" x 1"

The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth and there is where I found this old longhorn.

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Victor Blakey -- Brahma Bull

Brahma Bull

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

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His name is Gus; he weighs about 2200 pounds. Brahmas have been bred as beef cattle, but not Gus. He lives in a small pasture next to the post office in Addison, Texas. I just had to stop and take his picture and he didn't seem to mind since he was eating on a stack of hay.

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Victor Blakey -- The Indian Paint

The Indian Paint

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

Reddish brown spots dominate a white back ground on this galloping horse. The The Indian Paint horse represents the essence of freedom. Few colors were needed to create motion and contrast.

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Victor Blakey -- Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 1"

Painting of a white spirited horse with a spectacular flowing mane emerging from a black background to emphasize his wild look.

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Victor Blakey -- Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 3/4"

This painting will make its debut in the September edition of Southwest Art magazine.

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Victor Blakey -- Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1"

The spirit of a horse is difficult to define, however, the horse is immersed in legends, myths, and folk tales. This painting just explores this horse's grace and beauty.

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