In developing any project, there must be a clearly defined destination with a detailed path on how to arrive. The Phase 1 segment of the American Cowgirls Project is both a Photographic and Artistic journey that will lead to a major Art Auction in2022/23 pending on the completion of the paintings. This will require 25 original watercolor paintings to be completed. As of September 8th, 2021, 24 paintings have been completed, with the goal of the final painting by the end of 2021 or by the earlySpring 2022, but we are remaining flexible to the timing as life events are in constant flux.The goal of this project has been to confirm through our SUBMISSION and SELECTION process, 25 Real American Cowgirls from across the United States with a good cross section from as many different States as possible. Flexibility was maintained and reassessed at the halfway point of the project. Preliminary goal was to have a maximum of 4 Cowgirls fromany specific State but this criteria was dropped to ensure that all Cowgirls had the opportunity to be a part of the Project. Currently there are 24 Official American Cowgirls in the line-up. The remaining spot will be filled in September 2021.These 25 American Cowgirls will remain with the Project in all future endeavors associated with this Project.There is an established protocol on the selection process that is outlined on the page “ Applying to become one ofGabriel Krekk's American Cowgirls.” Once a commitment is made to accept a Cowgirl into the line-up, the Artist will get to understand the life of the new Cowgirl. This will be accomplished through embedding himself into her life for a shortperiod of time during the photoshoots, through the interview process and through occasional interactions. This will be soimportant as the Artist tries to identify with everything he has come to know about her. With these intentions, the Artist will be able capture his observations when he is behind the board creating the painting of that Cowgirl.Each cowgirl has undergone a complete photoshoot in her environment or within her specialty field with the photoshoots taking from 3 to 5 days to complete with weather conditions considered. The objective is was to capture a minimum of 3,000 images.from the photoshoots. The photoshoots have two specific purposes which includes focus on portraiture for the Cowgirl'sportfolio and the other is to secure one or more images which has inspired the Artist enough to consider the image to moveto a painting.