CA: Los Angeles

“Trailin' Dust”, oil on linen, 30 x 60 in. ($35,000) by Tom Browning.

“Trailin’ Dust”, oil on linen, 30 x 60 in. ($35,000) by Tom Browning.

Breaking out of the shadows of a canyon, a wrangler is keeping the tail end of the remuda moving. This has kicked up a fair amount of dust, which is slow in settling. I have experienced and painted this theme many times. Capturing the effect of a low setting sun as it illuminates a heavy blanket of dust is always one of my favorite challenges. Although being in the thick of it isn’t always the most enjoyable experience, and the combination of light and atmosphere can be tricky, it usually makes for a beautiful contrast of light and color.

WHERE: The Autry is located in Griffith Park, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.

WHEN: Opens Saturday, February 2 through March 17, 2013.

TITLE: Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

BRIEF ABOUT: Considered the country’s most important Western art show, each year more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.

      This link: – will bring you to all other extraordinary participating artists.

MORE DETAILS: Yadhira De Leon, Director of Public Relations, 323.667.2000, ext. 327 or Email: .


      The Autry National Center is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. It was formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry Institute includes two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine the contemporary human condition through the lens of the historical Western experience and explore critical issues in society.

Published by on January 2013. Filed under Archives, At the Museums dept, California, Palette News Arts Network/PNAN, PaletteBoards Section. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed