The Goodnight Loving Trail . Texas History in the making . Heading West to the Rockies . Rocky Mountain Longhorn paintings . Laurie Pace

Rocky Mountain Longhorn   32 x 48 inches Oil on Canvas ©LauriePace 2015

Rocky Mountain Longhorn   32 x 48 inches Oil on Canvas ©LauriePace 2015

The Goodnight Loving Trail . Texas History in the making . Heading West to the Rockies . Rocky Mountain Longhorn paintings . Laurie Pace

I will bet you did not know I was/am a Texas History Teacher.  With totally modestly I must say I am one of the best. My students loved Texas History and not one of them failed the course when I taught it. Texas history is deep and exciting. Texas has evolved over and over again and so have the residents of Texas.  Now I am not a born Texan, but I am married to one and all our kids are Texas born.  Oh yes, it makes a difference. Don't tell, I am from Missouri. 

We are still trying to figure out how our son in law, Stacey's hubby, is an Oklahoma fan. He was born and raised in Texas. He proudly flies his OU Flag and has his 6 year old cheering for OU. Meanwhile, I balance the edge delicately painting my longhorns for my UT fans. 

This is my almost finished painting heading to Denver for the Wild West Show at MIrada. This is one of my moon faced longhorns. I made sure he had his UT orange throughout the composition woven into the deep blues and rugged browns of the Rockies. Hoping this Texas Longhorn will be well received.  For us in Dallas, taking the Goodnight Loving Trail to Denver is way southwest for us. We will head up through Amarillo and through the northern tip of New Mexico and herd this baby up to Indian Hills, Colorado, just west of Denver. 

If you can make the show, let me know and I will have Steve send you an invite.  Head over to my CONTACT ME page above

Abundance to you!

Laurie

"If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me." Psalm 139:9-10

** There were pretty many adjustments made in the painting, so I will post the final in a few weeks.