Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cowboy Prayer

     This is the painting that brought me my first success.  As I told you in yesterday's post, it was the painting that was the driving force behind the encouragement I received from my very first collector.  The painting is of my friend, Mark Kirkpatrick, who lives with his wife Pam, in Junction, Texas.  And yes, when the two couples are together, there is a plethora of "Marks and Pams".

Cowboy Prayer

     This painting is special to me in many ways.  It represents the start of good friendships, and the recognition of a Power that humbles us all.  It has spoken to more people than I can recall.  The painting is nearly 17 years old, yet I still get comments from those who say it moved them.  And I am grateful for the opportunity it gave me.  Because of this painting, I decided to follow the path laid out before me; the path that I could no longer ignore.  And I've never looked back.
     As we all get ready to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving, I am filled with gratitude for what my talent has given me:  a lifestyle that is rich in friends, history of our country, and the freedom and ability to express myself.  I am truly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!  I will see you back here on Monday.  Enjoy the holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Your stories and paintings are inspiring as always, thank you for taking the time to share your beginning and to encourage other artists, enjoy the Thanksgiving break, look forward to your future posts.