Friday, June 13, 2008

"Unscheduled Rest Stop"

This painting, an oil on canvas, 24 x 30, was inspired by a trip through the vast wilderness in West Texas. It reminded me of the history of the pioneers who traveled by stagecoach in the 1800's. The sheer raw beauty of the land contrasts with the determination of those who blazed the early trails of transportation. Because of the distance between stagecoach outposts and the heat, it was sometimes necessary to let the animals take a "breather" and rest. It also gave the passengers time to ease aching muscles from the bumps and ruts in the wagon trails, among other things.
Price: $500-glicee; original available

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