* Spurs 'n Chaps *

© Jim Baines

*  Spurs 'n Chaps *

Jim Baines 7/24/2008 3:54:50 AM

In his paintings, Nelson Boren wants to portray a glimpse rather than the whole story. This allows the viewer to participate with the painting by completing the vignette any way he or she feels. As one completes the painting in the minds eye, each piece will hopefully arouse nostalgic memories of grandpa's time on the farm, the smell of the ranch while growing up, or even a self portrait.

He especially enjoys capturing the weathered look of old leather and rusty spurs. He sees American history in these elements of cowboy life and is doing his part to preserve a piece of history.

Born in Tempe, Arizona, and graduating from Arizona State University with an architectural degree cum laude, Nelson currently hails from Sandpoint, Idaho. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including Southwest Art, Art of the West, Art Talk, Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Painters and Sculptures and New Westers: The West in Contemporary American Culture. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has work in the permanent collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Minnesota Vikings, the Coca-Cola Company, and the Museum of Nebraska Art.

Amanda O. Cannon 7/24/2008 4:14:52 AM

This is simply outstanding. I know that the painting has to be amazing! Thank you for sharing your art work of this fine art work......And thanks for the detailed description #6224333

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/24/2008 4:20:55 AM

WoW, this is very lovely, Jim, great monotone image you have here.

Dominick #6224377

Georgeina M. Mckinney 7/24/2008 4:27:49 AM

I love this image. It does give me a chance to finish the story for myself .... of playtime as a child on my grandparents farm. Thanks for that. :) #6224426

Michelle Alton 7/24/2008 5:12:53 AM

Exquisite rendition and spot-on photographic perfection. Your eye for a heart-string tugging bit of nostalgia cannot be beat. And your technical knowledge and camera control are matched only by the wonder of this photo's composition.
Michelle #6224610

Lynn M. Whitt 7/24/2008 6:50:56 AM

Absolutely amazing.... #6225065

Mike Clime 7/24/2008 9:26:37 AM

Excellent capture, Jim! #6225658

Tammy Espino 7/24/2008 1:12:25 PM

Outstanding~ #6226338

Steve J. Schoolcraft 7/26/2008 2:46:58 PM

I agree, outstanding Jim! #6234267

Sue Marshall 7/27/2008 6:50:37 AM

Fantastic capture Jim!!! #6235745

Susan Heath 7/28/2008 6:34:30 PM

Spectacular image, Jim! Wonderful composition and perspective. #6242335

Tammy Espino 8/21/2008 3:34:23 PM

Congrast on your finalist :) #6343643

Sue Marshall 8/21/2008 3:34:55 PM

Big congrats to you Jim on your outstanding Finalist!! :-) #6343650

Nadya Johnson 8/21/2008 4:17:57 PM

Way to go, Jim! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #6344137

Barbara Waldoch 8/21/2008 5:18:30 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Jim! #6345066

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/21/2008 5:19:30 PM

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6345080

Michelle Alton 8/21/2008 5:21:13 PM

This one was a winner from the moment you shot it! Cream of the crop-- a real gem, Jim. Congratulations...this one touches me! #6345097

Deb Koskovich 8/21/2008 6:11:36 PM

How in the world did I miss this one! Right into my faves -- congrats Jim! #6345761

Kathleen K. Parker 8/21/2008 7:24:54 PM

I love it! I love it! Congratulations on your finalist, Jim!!!
kk #6346661

Lisa J. Boulden 8/21/2008 11:09:42 PM

WTG, Jim!
Huge congratz on your finalist!
~Lisa #6348114

Patrick Rouzes 8/22/2008 6:59:30 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Jim!!! #6349998

Mike Clime 8/22/2008 1:00:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #6351892

Kathy L. Clark 8/25/2008 7:23:37 PM

Congrats Jim on a really awesome finalist. #6367876

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/26/2008 8:44:55 AM

Congrats Jim!!!! #6370574

Jane E. Kirn 9/7/2008 6:48:14 PM

Congratulations Jim!!! You are on a roll, good job. #6425766

Laura E. Swan 4/17/2009 9:27:37 PM

Big congrats Jim! It was really interesting to read the story of this artist. You did a great job at not only this winning image but at the winning history.

-Laura #7415812

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Silver K Cafe

Johnson City, Texas

21 July 2008

Exif: F Number: 4.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/300 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

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