The cowboy closest to us just wants to have a drink to wash the dust off his throat, and to be left alone. Problem is, the cowboy giving him the stink eye has already had his fill. In fact he's had enough to make him more than a little braver than he should be. Be careful what you wish for when you pick a fight with someone you don't know. You may just get your wish.
This painting was awarded the Bronze Medal in the oil painting category in the 8th Annual Western Artists of America's Show and Exhibition.