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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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Recent Paintings

I finally got to settle down to painting after the holidays. I should not let them interupt painting but they always do. You need dedicated time to create the idea and then paint it. Blocks of time seem to get gobbled up this time of year. I keep saying I am not going to let other people determine my schedule but the result would be divorce and becoming a hermit so we compromise. Here are my two I am finishing up this week

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