You all know that "Leanin' Tree" is a company that makes cheezy greeting cards featuring cowboys in outhouses, horses hanging from cliff tops and Indian spirits in the sky. BUT did you know that "Leanin' Tree" has a really great museum of Western Art in Boulder CO? The company owner Ed Trumble has been a patron of western artists for over 60 years and a huge portion of his collection of paintings and sculpture is housed there. All I can say is WOW!
The painting above by Wilson Hurley is of the Southwest - I just love the play of light and color!
Kirk likes Western Art that features cowboys in their real environment and this is one of his favorites - a more contemporary piece called "Colorado High Country".
Once again, I am drawn to the play of light on the mountains.
This one by Curt Wilson really shows off the majesty of the Grand Canyon. Ok, so maybe some would find it a little lurid but it really calls to me.
Outside of the gallery there is a lovely sculpture garden
with western animals in all their glory
Oh, and a few more cowboys!
This little cutie is one of my faves -
What is your favorite piece of Western Art ?