Saturday, January 22, 2011

LONGHORN RANCHER by Angela Elledge

8x8 oil on canvas panel
I met Kermit several years ago while visiting home one summer. My brother had kept a newspaper article for me about a man who had left his successful career to return home to SW Louisiana and begin a career as a longhorn cattleman. I boldly called him and explained that I was interested in photographing his longhorn cattle for future paintings. We had 3 cameras working and took well over 800 and shoot, edit later...what did we do before digital photography? Not only did I leave Kermit's ranch with an abundance of material for paintings, but he would not let us leave without a huge bag filled with an assortment of longhorn steaks! If you've never been to Louisiana, you're missing out on meeting some of the kindest people around.

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  1. This is a beauty, Angela, and so perfect for our "cowboy up" theme this month. I enjoy your stories just as much as your paintings!

  2. WOW! Has Kermit seen this? It is great! Like Ann, I enjoy the story that accompanies the painting too. Perfect for the "Cowboy Up," theme this month!

  3. This painting is good...I like the hat and the light hitting the rim of it. I have a "thing" for cowboy hats. I am looking forward to some more cowboy paintings from this outing that you took. Paint on!!!