This painting was influenced by some frisky horses I saw on the Newton Ranch in Scott Valley, California. I combined them with some cowboys I saw at a rodeo in Etna, California. Together, they made an energetic artwork that represents the half wild nature of horses in springtime. I placed these horses and cowboys into a background of the Metcalf Wilderness in Montana that I saw while on a trip to Yellowstone National Park. I used my creative skills to put all the elements together to make a fun watercolor.