Our 50th piece offered to “spur” the imagination is a special Cowboy Poetry Week Art Spur, a painting by Arizona rancher and artist Shawn Cameron, “Making Plans.” The painting is selected as the poster art for the 18th annual Cowboy Poetry Week.
Shawn Cameron comments on painting’s inspiration:
Occasionally a moment in time lingers in your memory. The clear morning air was brisk as my husband and another rider paused to discuss the day before them. Plans were being made to cover their area of a large pasture during spring roundup. I’ve never tired of observing men on a mission who have goals and possess the skills to accomplish them. There is an undeniable posture of pride in these horseback men who face a day of unknown challenges with confidence and determination. Even the horses contemplate the miles before them. My subjects are more than cowboys and horses but rather scenes of quiet strength and courage. I was motivated by such an atmosphere to share “Making Plans” on canvas.
We’re honored to have “Making Plans” for the 18th annual Cowboy Poetry Week poster art:
Submissions from all are welcome through Monday, April 15, 2019.
Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by this painting.
Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject.
Do follow our regular guidelines for submissions.
When you email your submission to email@example.com, please indicate in the subject line that it is an Art Spur submission.