Trouble Ahead by Donald Edwin Dawes Teague

Trouble Ahead by Donald Edwin Dawes Teague

Trouble Ahead

Donald Edwin Dawes Teague

Title

Trouble Ahead

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
approx. 6 1/4 x 9-1/8" image 
Signature
signed "Donald Teague N.A." in ink in lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
included in the Carmel Art Association's 1992 exhibition: Donald Teague, N.A. A Tribute. This was number 43 in the exhibit. 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
PMJ320 
Price
$8,500.00 
Description

Donald Teague packs a whole story into a small format, 6 x 9". A night scene with a full moon lighting a western town. A sheriff pauses, the moonlight lighting the edge of his badge, as he ponders entering the saloon through the swinging doors, into the light, where trouble waits.

To the left a number of horses are tied to the hitching post, saddled and ready to ride. In a few minutes the peaceful evening may become chaos. A large building casts a night shadow in the foreground, focusing the viewer's attention on the saloon doorway. This could be straight out of Gunsmoke.