It’s been a while since I’ve painted a larger sized Boot painting and a perfect opportunity came up recently to not only create a new one but also give to a good cause, which I may add, is tax-deductible for anyone out there interested in purchasing this painting! A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine who wrote the book, Cowgirl Smarts, (Ellen Reid Smith) asked me to contribute a painting for one of the chapters in the book as she was thinking of creating a possible second publication featuring art to express the chapters. Well, I loved the chapter titled “Die with your Boots On”.
So I created this very cool painting of boots with hearts on them and then angel wings carrying them to heaven. Then, our daughter expressed a desire to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference this November in Indianapolis along with several more kids from our church. Well, it’s expensive to go and the kids are doing as much fundraising as possible. So I came up with this idea to do another version of the boots, with crosses decorating them and the angel wings once again transporting them to heaven. And I’ve priced this 30×30 gallery wrapped canvas at $500 less than my usual price for this size and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the travel fund. One caveat, I want the person who purchases it to write the check to our church, Sacred Heart, so you can get the tax deduction. The kids get extra help to get them to the conference which will enrich their lives both on a religious scale, but also in a deep and personal way and help them grow into great adults. The painting is pictured here and if you are interested please go to the contact page and send me an email or call me at the gallery!