This is a whimsical watercolor painting of a tired line cowboy in an empty landscape, enjoying a smoke and something to drink as his trusty steed stands quietly over him. The work is signed at lower right by artist WESLEY LE ROY FULLER (1937-2014) and is dated there 1992. An especially interesting cypher of a western face appears nearby. On the reverse the artist has signed again and titled the work "JUST YOU AND ME PARD". Also, nearby, is written "Left alone a cowboy and his pony are left to ride fence, to find downed wire or breaks just general Montanee". The painting measures 8 1/2" by 11 1/2" inside the frame liner, and 16" by 19" framed. The artist was born in rural northeastern New Mexico, in the town of Mosquero, in 1937, and he passed away in Apple Valley, California, where he had lived since the 1940's, in 2014. There is presently scant internet information on Fuller, primarily a Facebook page showing a number of the western American paintings for which he was known. Cowboys and cattle account for much of the subject matter, but there are some still life works of native American pots as well. This painting and accompanying frame are in excellent clean, fresh condition.
WESLEY FULLER (1937-2014) contemporary western American watercolor painting cowboy and horse in landscape