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The herd boy

You can almost hear the wind and feel the cold in this painting of a boy and his horse.

  • Notice the different colours of the snow. Can you see the teepees in the distance?
  • See how the boy’s hair and the horse’s tail are being blown by the freezing wind. How do you think the boy is feeling?
  • Design a patterned blanket for this boy and his horse to wrap around themselves to keep warm. Hint: if you’d like to print the image only, right-click on it and select save, then print it.
Outline of a blanket

Frederic Remington The herd boy c1905, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

At home

Paint a wintery scene of someone in the snow. How will you make it look cold?