Monday, September 26, 2011

Gated Community

5 X 7 Oil on canvas panel $115
SOLD to a Florida Collector
I know that gated communities, home owner's associations and the like have their place in this world. I just hope I never have to live in one....although, the thought of someone else making decisions for me, mowing my grass, caring for the trivialities of home ownership and just leaving me alone to paint at times sounds enticing.....
If you've lived in the country as long as I have, you've probably seen every kind of gate there is - and I HATE this kind...the floppy wire ones; made of barbed wire and cedar posts. Often they are made without benefit of an "H frame" so they aren't very sturdy - and I almost ALWAYS scratch myself on the barbed wire unhooking them and then again when I re-close 'em.
I took this photo at Tommy Houston's calf working LAST spring. The gate was more conventional, but the cowboy unhooking it was still having difficulties with it, so I gave him a gate that justified the effort. His chaps were a little too new, also, and the grass was green...a dead giveaway that the photo wasn't taken THIS year in Texas! I may just turn this one into a larger painting...
John 8:16
But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

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1 comment:

Paula K. Cravens said...

I HATE this kind of gate too! Enjoyed looking at your paintings though.