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by Jill Westbrook
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Purchase a tote bag featuring the painting "Guests for Dinner" by Jill Westbrook. Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder. All seams are double-stitched for added durability. Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.
The inspiration for this painting came from an old photograph (circa early 1900�s by Charles J. Belden) of horses tied up outside a cabin on... more
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The inspiration for this painting came from an old photograph (circa early 1900�s by Charles J. Belden) of horses tied up outside a cabin on the Pitchfork Ranch in Wyoming. Fascinated with the snow coming down on the horses and the cabin, I thought the play of snow would be more interesting if I painted the horses as Appaloosas. I added light coming from inside the cabin, and named it �Guests for Dinner� to convey the idea of Pioneer warmth and hospitality on a cold Winter�s Eve.
To see more of Charles J. Belden�s ranch life photography, go to www.bbhc.org/exhibitions/cbelden.cfm. (Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming.)
Parts of my story are integral to why I do what I do, what motivates me and the emotions and ideas I am trying to convey through my work. CS Lewis said, in Till We Have Faces... The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing, to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from, my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing...The longing for home...For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. My mother told people the first thing I ever drew was a horse before I was three in the dust on the kitchen floor of the little white clapboard parsonage in the North Woods of Wisconsin. In 1963, our family took a trip Out West to Vancouver, BC,...
Congratulations on your sale and beautiful image
Congrats on Your Sale!!..........A Beautiful Blessing......v.
Jeepers! What a compliment! Thanks!
Hey Jill, Your years of experience shows. Such fine detail. Nicely done!