I have posted my newest paintings and thought you might like to hear the story behind them. Partners with the Sun and Rain will be part of the Heart of the West Show at the Cowgirl Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas which begins October 1, 2010 and runs through December 5, 2010.
This painting was inspired by a scene I have witnessed many times. The recent monsoons of the southwest were well received by ranchers. This weather relationship to the cowman is what "Partners" is about. It is a visual reminder of the cattleman's position between heaven and earth. He truly is in partnership with mother nature for his life and livelyhood greatly depend on heaven's provision. Few cattlemen are atheist. They revere their maker and respect their grazing land. Grass is an asset prized beyond description.
The Dust of Wagner Pens will, also, be part of the Heart of the West Show. This painting was a real event that occured in this year's spring roundup. It is a painting of my husband, Dean, who was helping our son brand his cattle. His horse, Pinto, is a large, big boned horse that has no trouble dragging large calves to the branding fire. He is a pleasure to watch! While other horses struggle to pull the weight of a heavy calf at the end of a rope, Pinto marches like a freight train with his ears forward, enjoying himself! He was purchased out of a bucking horse string years ago that came from the northwest. However, he conducts himself well in the corral and on long days in various types of country. He is a sweetheart and is the subject in many of my pieces, including my miniature, Dallied Tight.
Dallied Tight, is going to the Coeur d' Alene Gallery for their Miniature by the Lake Show September 10th.
This gallery show is in Coeur d' Alene Idaho.
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