When I paint longhorns I can't help but think of the man considered the Dean of Texas Artists, Mr. Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860–1945). Reaugh was a prolific painter, mostly small works, of unsettled regions of the Southwest and longhorns were a favorite subject of his. Many of his pastels and oils were "plein air" paintings from around Wichita County, where I grew up. A true Texas renaissance man.
Texas Longhorn - 6x6-inch oil on canvas panel by Kent Brewer.