|"LIFE IS GOOD" 16X20 oil on canvas|
It all comes down to BEEF. Here's another painting to commemorate the National Western Stock Show. Yes, there's lots of events and lots of animals to be seen, but the prize that most tugs at the heart, is for the Grand Champion in the Junior Livestock competition.
4H youngsters raise their animals from birth to show ring. The sale price of the Grand Champion steer is often over $100,000. In the sad reality of what this is all about, the winning bidder is often a high priced RESTAURANT - there's lots of publicity in buying the Grand Champion.
You do see tears shed in this ritual. Kids grow up knowing that the calf they've raised and pampered and nurtured will eventually meet the fate of all beef cattle.
Maybe that little guy in the painting will grow up to be Grand Champion. For now, life is good for him and his mom. For purchase information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This original painting is available as well as giclee reproductions.