Warriors of the High Country

Warriors of the High Country

Artist: James Ayers
Title: Warriors of the High Country
Medium: Giclee on canvas – 30″ x 45″
Price: $1,200

#63 out of 95

“Due to my research, this is one of the most time-intensive paintings I have ever created.
To properly capture what it must have been like for the Ute to travel in their homeland in the
middle of the winter, I started by hiking near Pikes Peak on a windy day after a winter snowstorm.
The craggy rocks covered with snow made for great visuals. I climbed up high, past the pines,
so that I could get clear photographs of the mountains without the obstruction of trees…
after getting inspiration for the mountains, I traveled to a ranch to look at horses with heavy winter coats.
Native American ponies would get wooly and fuzzy in the cold months and I wanted to amke sure that
the horses in this painteng had the right texture to their coats.” ┬áJames Ayers