Vernon L Drake Water Colors

Vernon L DrakeVERNON L DRAKE  1922 – 2004

My father, Vernon Drake was always sketching. He left a legacy of wonderful pencil drawings and watercolors. He grew up on a dry-land farm in the hills on the south side of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana. From ranch hand, to WWII bomber pilot, to successful architect, Vernon captured it all in his art.

Some of Vernon’s watercolor paintings are presented here for your enjoyment. The book Across The Yellowstone contains dozens of his sketches along with stories from his youth.

Rooster

Rooster

Factory

Factory

Park Mist

Park Mist

Grandfather's Farm

Grandfather's Farm

Herd Quitter

Herd Quitter

Lake Reflection

Lake Reflection

White Tale Snow

White Tale Snow

Lime Springs

Lime Springs

Light River

Light River

Beef

Beef

Lead Steer

Lead Steer

Mountain Reflection

Mountain Reflection

Yucca

Yucca

Cliff House

Cliff House

Warriors

Warriors

Princess

Princess

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

War Horse

War Horse

Fall

Fall

Reflection

Reflection

Swamp Edge

Swamp Edge

Red Lake

Red Lake

Light River

Light River

Duck Creek School

Duck Creek School

Birch Grove

Birch Grove

White Tail

White Tail

Driving

Driving

Cattle Drive

Cattle Drive

Drive

Drive

Lead Steer

Lead Steer

Trail Herd

Trail Herd

Drovers

Drovers

Bananas

Bananas

Treeline

Treeline

Lambs

Lambs

Salt Lick

Salt Lick

Volunteer

Volunteer

Boss

Boss

Tire

Tire

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Billings Elevator

Billings Elevator

Grass Range

Grass Range

Drake Mill

Drake Mill

Truck Town

Truck Town

Roofs

Roofs

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

K Barn

K Barn

Wagon

Wagon

Montana Nash

Montana Nash

River Valley

River Valley

Rim Rock

Rim Rock

Foal and Mare

Foal and Mare

Prancing

Prancing

Apple

Apple

Thistle

Thistle

Apples

Apples

Red Hen

Red Hen

Cock Fight

Cock Fight

Tulips

Tulips

White Rooster

White Rooster

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