As we prepare for another change of weather, everything is pretty much winterized
and ready for the colder temperatures.  The animals are getting their new winter
coats and look all fuzzy and warm.  They are some of my best models, so I will have to
rely on the summertime photography sessions for painting references.  Even though
when they are lined up eating their breakfast oats at sunrise it is pretty tempting to
do a fall/winter painting.  It all lends to the tranquility and peacefulness that comes along
with our remote way of life.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show & Sale,  in Cheyenne, Wyoming in mid-July is always a show I
look forward to attending.  I have some new ideas for paintings on the way.  The art show committee does a fabulous job putting on the show at the
Old West Museum.
I was honored to receive The Steel Dust Award at “America’s Horse in Art” Show and Sale, in
Amarillo, Texas for “Best of Show Overall.”  My painting entitled “Willing to Work”
was selected to be on the cover of American Quarter Horse Association Members
America’s Horse publication, October 2013. This was a most enjoyable show and certainly
one of the highlights of the year.  We received a personal tour of the working part of the
American Quarter Horse Association and had dinner with AQHA Executive Vice President
Don Treadway and his committee.
I have be invited to participate in the Small Works & More Show and Sale at
The Plainsmen Gallery, in Dunedin, Florida.  The show runs from Dec. 7th – Jan. 2.  The show
is featured in the December 2013 issue of Western Art Collector on pages 86 and 87.