Paintings

Still Life

Oil on canvas
This lovely still life was fun to paint. I hope you like it. I painted it in a masters workshop at the Amarillo Art Institute.

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Cheerful Cactus Blossoms

 

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Breakfast Buffet

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
Baby bison nurse several times during the day. Breakfast is the big meal of the day. Cow bison do not give a lot of milk but the nourishment and quality is all there.

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Storms A Brewing

12 x 36 Oil On Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Price: $1,144
Off in the distance there is a storm brewing. Looking forward to a nice rain.

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Grace Among Thorns

16 x 18 Oil on linen
Price: $848
The cactus flower is the grace among thorns.

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Cactus and Cowboys

24 x 24 Oil on canvas
Price: $1,526
Cowboys moving cattle through the cactus, is a tranquil sight to see.

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Cactus for Breakfast

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
When you starve a cow to it, they will eat cactus patties. Pretty tough times to be eating cactus for breakfast!

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Haze in the Canyon

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
- Palo Duro Plein Air Painters - March 4th, 2017; Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
It was a windy day with a haze over the canyon. This day will always be remembered in Texas history as the big prairie re that burned to Kansas across Oklahoma from Texas. Four young people lost their lives trying to save their herd of cattle and get home to their family after fighting the wildfire all day. We are all neighbors helping each other to survive and recover.

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No Wind Just Sunshine

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
It is a pleasant day to move cattle when there is no wind… just sunshine.

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Top Sire

12 x 16 Oil on panel
Price: $508
Field Study
Painted with Jack Sorenson Workshop
River-breaks Ranch Amarillo, Texas

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Hope For Rain

12 x 36 Oil On Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Price: $1,144
Everyday we pray for rain and we never give up hope. God is faithful.

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15 Year Old Gummier

20 x 20 Oil on canvas
Price: $1,060
I've got this fifteen year old gummer Try'in to figure out if I should keep her through the summer If she would die it would be a bummer The last three years I said this fall she has to go In the fall she would look pretty good and be pregnant you know Old grandma cow you’ve served me well. by Jake Fast

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Buddy Boy

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
The cutest things in life are baby calves. Most of our calves are born around Easter. They are all gifts from God and keep us in the cattle business! We do not name our cattle, but I like to paint them and name them in paintings.

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Bonney Gal

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
My neighbor Jake Fast has Hereford cattle and always invites me over to take photos of his new Hereford calves. This cutie is “Bonney Gal”, named after my dear cowgirl friend, Bonney McDonald from Canyon, Texas.

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Bones that Speak

18 x 24 Oil on linen
Price: $1,144
There is nothing more exciting than finding a relic of the past while out hiking. If only bones could speak to tell their tales.

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The Freshman

24 x 36 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Price: $2,289
The Freshman is the new kid in the herd. He will soon fit in.

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Safe

24 x 30 Oil on canvas

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Sent of the Hunt

18 x 24 Oil on canvas
Price: $1,144
Coyotes are interesting creatures, always at the ready to hunt. Their sense of smell must be amazing. When they sense me in their environment, they slink down and sneak away, hoping to not be seen. This coyote is enjoying the scent of the hunt on a beautiful day.

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Bones that Speak

18 x 24 Oil on linen
Price: $1,144
There is nothing more exciting than finding a relic of the past while out hiking. If only bones could speak to tell their tales.

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Standing Guard

11 x 14 Oil on linen
Price: $408
Some words of wisdom… Do not get in between a mama bison and her baby calf, not a good idea. She will always be standing guard!

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A Sticky Situation

16 x 20 Oil on canvas
Price: $848
This jackrabbit has found himself a spot among the cactus during a morning shower. He continues to sit and enjoy the summer morning after the rain.

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Study of Palo Duro Canyon

12 x 16 Oil on panel
Price: $508
Study at Palo Duro Canyon under the direction of Lorenzo Chavez.

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Waiting For Mama

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
Baby calves are notorious for running ahead of their mama’s, then suddenly realizing that they have no mama to guide them. They are fun to watch as they run ahead – turn around – then run ahead again. It is a favorite game they play – waiting for Mama!

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The Smell of Rain

11 x 14 Oil on linen board
Price: $408
Bison seem to know before the weatherman when it is going to rain. This baby has his nose in the air and is smelling the rain. There really is nothing better than the smell of rain, “I believe I could get used to it”.

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Made in the Shade

20 x 18 Oil on linen
Price: $954
Well, well… Sometimes life is better in the shade. This longhorn steer has found shade on a 100 plus degree day. He has it made in the shade!!

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Living the Good Life

30 x 40 Oil On Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Price: $1,908
This baby calf is tucked away in the protection of the juniper tree. His mama just within sight as he readies himself for his nap.

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King of the Mountain

11 x 14 Oil on linen
Price: $408
Mack Dick Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon is the setting of these climbing rocks just right for little kids to crawl up and stand on. Remember playing King of the Mountain?

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Yellow Roses on my Dinner Plate

27 x 33 Oil on canvas
Price: $2,448
The pretty yellow cactus flowers lay before this longhorn cow and calf as they prepare to spend the summer day grazing on a feast of forage.

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Generations of Time

11 x 14 Oil On Linen Board
Price: $408
Bison can trace their linage back to the beginning of time. They were put here on this earth to graze, grow, and to provide resources. Bison leather is used for all sorts of things that are useful. For generations of time they continue to be an integral part of our environment.

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High Altitude Oil Change

24 x 18 Oil on linen
Price: $1,144
Before the 1960's we hardly had a windmill on the Mayer Ranch. The cattle watered from earth dams and the river. Climbing windmills is part of the routine maintenance that happens in the spring and fall. Our windmills are 35'-50' tall - now that is a High Altitude Oil Change.

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Lots Of Land And Cattle

36 x 36 Oil on Gallery Wrap canvas
Price: $2,385
Every rancher dreams of lots of land and cattle.

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Reflections Of Red

20 x 16 Oil on linen
Price: $848
Available at the Hacienda del Sol, Bed & Breakfast in Taos, New Mexico. When I see a red cardinal it brings a sense a joy and happiness to me. This cardinal is enjoying the fountain this fine sunny day.

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Opulence Of The Plains

16 x 20 Oil on linen
Price: $848
Available at the Taos Art Museum Store at the Fechin House Opulence denotes wealth. The land and the cattle are the wealth of the plains. When I drive across country and see the cattle enjoying their life out in the open, ranging free, it is relaxing to me.

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Dog Days Of Summer

18 x 24 Oil on linen
Price: $1,140
Big tanks of cool fresh water is heaven on hot days in the summer. Slow moving lazy days hanging out at the water tank is relaxing and refreshing for cattle. The clouds drifting slowly overhead denotes no wind.

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Clementine

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Price: $848
Happy cows are relaxed cows. Clementine is a great cow and a good mama. She has her own personality that shines through.

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Through The Mist

30 x 40 Oil on canvas
Price: $750

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The Long View

12 x 16 Oil on linen
Price: $508
Available at Grammercy Road
Includes a high quality plein air frame
When I stayed in the Sorenson Cabin on the rim I painted this long view of Palo Duro Canyon. It is breath taking!

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On The Bright Side

16 x 20 Oil on linen
Price: $848
Hereford cows are such pretty animals when the sun shines bright on their beautiful red hides.

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Lightning Point

24 x 48 Oil on linen
Price: $3,052
Will show in my gallery soon.
The bluff is a landmark in Texas just over the Oklahoma border. It can be seen from our ranch where we run cattle. Lightning Point so named because it is the highest point around that serves as a lightning point.

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Antelope Limbo

24x48 Oil on linen
Price: $3,052
Antelope do not jump fences like deer, they go in between the wires, under the wire or anywhere there is a hole. These females are being herded by the buck and are systematic in their pecking order following in rapid secession.

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Out Buildings

11 x 14 Oil on linen
Price: $500
This painting happened along the roadside. Plein air painting an excellent study of producing results when standing there working on your visual perspective of the subject. The Outbuildings was painted quickly. I finished it in my studio the next day.

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My Little Cowboy

24 x 36 watercolor with gouache
Price: $2,289
Tyler is my son. He was about three when his Grandmother snapped a photo of him standing by the cattle cake feed box that his Great Grandfather invented and made out of necessity in the 1940's to feed his cattle. I loved the photo so much that I painted My Little Cowboy.

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Teamwork

24 x 36 watercolor with gouache
Price: $2, 289
Jim, my husband, trims our horses feet. Here he is with Pal giving him a needed trimming.

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Study of a Horse

11 x 14 Oil on board
Price: $408
This beautiful roan horse was painted in a plein-air Master's Class. I loved the subject matter as well as being in the company of so many great artists.

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A Piece of the Best

15 x 30 Oil on canvas
Price: $1,192
Available at Grammercy Road, Amarillo, TX.
This view is on our Oklahoma Centennial Ranch. My husband, Jim overlooks what he thinks is the best valley on the ranch. His great grandfather, Jim Beasley, arrived in No Mans Land 1883. He led on his claim in 1885.

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Apples and Goats
Won Best of Show!

12 x 24 Oil on linen
Not For Sale
This painting was chosen as Best Of Show at the Best of The Southwest Fall Show in Amarillo, Texas. This painting depicts a softly painted herd of angora goats on a Southwest Texas Ranch, standing behind an island of prickly pear cactus covered in brilliant red cactus apples.

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Mom's Cow

16 x 20 Oil on linen
Original SOLD. Reproductions at the Taos Art Museum
Price of unframed reproductions $25
Neal's mom had Alzheimer's and had a special liking and concern with this cow. During her illness, she was able to connect with this cow feeding her by hand, lumps of cake, out of the pickup window. Neal was forever grateful that his mom connected with this particular cow. Mom's cow bloodlines can be traced back to Bill & Earlene Witt's cow herd. Witt's are Neal's in laws.

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