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Photo circa 1947, I always wanted to be a cowboy! Whether working for a short time on the historic Hansen Ranch in Jackson Hole as a young man, just out of the service, to working the stock at the Jackson Rodeo, it nurtured in me a love of the American Cowboy. From my home in Dubois,Wyoming. I look forward each spring to roundup time with my good Friend, John Sides. On his 20,000 acre cattle ranch in South Dakota, each year we relive what ranchers and cowboys have done since cattle were introduced to the west. Little has changed in a hundred years and the experience and camaraderie is all cowboy. The period of 1820 to 1880 on the western plains was the most colorful in American history. Unfortunately, I was born too late to experience it first hand.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Masterworks visits Eiteljorg

Gosh, I forgot to mention my annual trip to Eiteljorg for the Quest for the West exhibit held every fall. I went with four other members of Masterworks for Nature, John Agnew, DeVere Burt, Ann Geise and Mary Lou Holt. We attended the first week in October which is the last week for the show. It is great exhibit and wonderfull western art museum with lots of classic work by most of the famous western artists of the past and present. Wish I could show you photos of some of the Quest for the West work but you are not allowed to photograph of course. The permanent exhibit you are allowed to photograph so here is a Russell and a Farny.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finally have gotten some time to work on a new piece. I loved the red trade blanket and it authencity. I was intrigued with the character of his face and what you can read into it. No matter what you might think he is thinking it is all with a "Quiet Dignity"