This is a painting I am submitting to Preservation is the Art of the City art show and sale sponsored by the Fort Worth Historic Society. The art show will be on display at the Fort Worth Community Art Center on West Lancaster in the Arts District of Fort Worth, starting September 1, 2007.
"Nancy's Red Boots" is my Preservation-theme Piece.I will also be showing several watercolors, oils and acrylics.
WHAT IS A FORT WORTH COWBOY?
From his head to his toe,
He's not an average Joe.
A cowboy's "ten-gallon" hat serves for shade
On a hot summer day.
A "John B" is the cowboys' hat of choice,
Made by John B. Stetson Company, of course.
A kerchief on his face to keep out the dust.
A nice warm vest for the cold is a must.
His chaps aren't for decoration,
They're for rough work and protection.
Now, most important of all,
The "Boots" are what make a cowboy stand tall!
The boots that a cowboy must wear
Are made with the greatest of care.
From the narrow toe to the high slanted heel,
Each feature has a use and a special appeal.
Made with the very best grade of leather,
The inside is lined to be soft as a feather.
Hand-tooled, colorful inlays and brands,
Boot straps called "mule ears" by old cow hands.
The "Yellow Rose of Texas" is the design that adorns
The pretty red boots which Nancy has worn.
poem by Margie Whittington
The red boots of this painting belong to Nancy Standlee, a friend, fellow artist and blogger supreme. Not only does she paint colorful figures in her Calypso Series, she gives helpful hints on blogging in her daily posts. See what is happening on her blogspot today. http://nancystandlee.blogspot.com/