Friday, April 18, 2008

Get a Horse 5


6 X 8 Oil on Masonite board $135
includes shipping and insurance
SOLD to a Texas Collector
I finished this painting last night while storms and tornadoes threatened our wide Texas skies. Georgia, the Border-Collie-Wanna-Be, stayed glued to either my leg or Mike's. Since Kibble died, she seems to have lost a bit of her bravery. When storms came through before, Kibble would ignore their threat and continue whatever she was doing (usually sleeping), and somehow Georgia must have been comforted by her inattention to supposed imminent danger. Now she must evaluate danger on her own, and she just doesn't have those skills....
Back to the painting.
The "Get a Horse" series of old vehicles continues to be popular - both with my collectors and me. I enjoy finding and painting ancient modes of transportation, and living in the country provides me with endless sources of inspiration. Why, within a 3 mile radius I know of at least 5 vehicles that I have yet to photograph, yet are definitely worthy. I must make a note to live a lot longer than the actuarial tables predict...
Genesis 49:26
Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills.

3 comments:

rick nilson said...

Great piece. Old trucks can never have too much rust. I want to set up an easel in your barn.

Debbie said...

You'll have to share with the horses and the skunks!
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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Debbie, so many paintings so little time! I must take better care of myself too :D
Beautiful painting of a fabulous old truck.