Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock painting

This painting may not relate to sports but, in some ways, it does. This painting of a boy with his lamb is from a series of paintings of the Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Show and the farm animals in the livestock area. The 4H club , FFA and Grange youth livestock projects are just as competitive as any sporting event. Youth agriculture groups compete with annual auction from all over the county.  I have a niece who has been participating in the program for three years.  She has raised pygmy goats, lambs, swine and a variety of small barnyard animals. One of my large-scale paintings will be shown at the Santa Paula Art Museum Saturday November 8.  The show is "Art About Agriculture" celebrating local agriculture heritage and contemporary agriculture.  The exhibition explores all of the facets of agriculture from workers to water, machinery to soil, to the food that goes on our plates.  Opening reception is Saturday, November 9 from 4 to 6 pm. Admission is  $15.00 to the general public.  Address of the Santa Paula Museum is 117 North 10th StSanta Paula, Ca.  My painting being shown is "Boy With Lamb,"  7 1/2 feet by 4 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas I  am in the process of doing a series of large-scale paintings! Chickens, rabbits, sheep and goats, swine, cattle are just a few of the animals that are displayed by the youth. These animals have been raised by county residents, and are showcased for all to see. Then there is a Junior Livestock Auction - an authentic livestock auction.  I have finished six large-scale paintings of the young adults who raise a variety of animals for their annual auction.


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