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Morgan Weistling

Latest Paintings

"The Family Porch Band" 24x34

"The Family Porch Band" 24x34
Available for purchase at the 2016 Prix De West

 

"The Dove Keeper" 18x24

"The Dove Keeper" 18x24
Available for purchase at the 2016 Prix De West

 

"Smithy" 16X12

"Smithy" 16X12
Available for purchase at the 2016 Prix De West

 

Her Feathered Friend 11x14

"Her Feathered Friend" 11x14
Available for purchase at the 2016 Prix De West

 

The Prairie Church 30X43" by Morgan Weistling

"The Prairie Church"
30x43"
Available for purchase at the 2016 Masters of the American West Exhibition & Sale
held at the Gene Autry Museum on Feb. 6, 2016. (323) 667-2000

 

Apples and Goats 32x24" by Morgan Weistling

"Apples and Goats"
32x24"
Available for purchase at the 2016 Masters of the American West Exhibition & Sale
held at the Gene Autry Museum on Feb. 6, 2016. (323) 667-2000

 

Reading Buddies 16x24 by Morgan Weistling

"Reading Buddies"
16x24"
Available for purchase at the 2016 Masters of the American West Exhibition & Sale
held at the Gene Autry Museum on Feb. 6, 2016. (323) 667-2000

 

Fall 12x9 by Morgan Weistling

"Fall"
12x9"
Available for purchase at the 2016 Masters of the American West Exhibition & Sale
held at the Gene Autry Museum on Feb. 6, 2016. (323) 667-2000

 

The Needlepoint Artist

"The Needlepoint Artist"
24x20"
For Sale by Draw at the
"Storytellers: Artists of the American West Exhibition"
at Trailside Galleries. To inquire, call (307) 733-3186.

 

"Night on the Prairie"
24x16"
For Sale by Draw at the
"Storytellers: Artists of the American West Exhibition"
at Trailside Galleries. To inquire, call (307) 733-3186.

 

 

MAGNOLIAS 24 X 16 by Morgan Weistling

MAGNOLIAS   24 X 16

Available at the Prix De West Invitational Art Exhibit
Opening Weekend June 12 – 13, 2015
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

 

 

 

Chicken Girl 30 x 30 by Morgan Weistling

CHICKEN GIRL 30 X 30

Available at the Prix De West Invitational Art Exhibit
Opening Weekend June 12 – 13, 2015
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

 

 

LAKOTA-PRIDE-16x12 by Morgan Weistling

LAKOTA PRIDE 16 X 12

Available at the Prix De West Invitational Art Exhibit
Opening Weekend June 12 – 13, 2015
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

 

 

 

First-Blossoms-16x20 by Morgan Weistling

First Blossoms 16x20

 

 

Snake Oil Salesman 36x56 by Morgan Weistling

Snake Oil Salesman
36 X 56 oil on linen
Available at The Autry Museum 
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
January 31 - March 8, 2015
Visit website

 

The expression “Snake Oil Salesman” is often used to describe a person who is selling you something with fraudulent claims.  Back in the 1800’s throughout the West, there were traveling salesman who crossed the land from town to town selling what they claimed to be remedies for all manner of ailments.   These charlatans would pose as professors of medicine or doctors with dubious credentials to sell their fake medicines.

 Originally, Chinese laborers on railroad gangs had brought to America their own oil made from Chinese Water Snakes. The oil they used actually had healing properties for joint pain. Soon, a Western version was being produced from a plentiful snake at hand, the rattler.  Unfortunately, the rattler snake does not produce any of the benefits of the Chinese water snake. But that didn’t stop salesmen like this fellow depicted here.

To help sell their elixirs, an accomplice in the crowd would be chosen to come on stage and test the magic cure. As in this painting, the “shill” came on stage with his cane and now is examining the bottle. Soon, after a spoonful, he will hop around the stage without his cane to the delight of the enthused crowd. This “doctor” will not hang around long. Soon he will pack it up and be out of town before his customers realize they have been fooled.

 

 

The Concertina
16 X 20 oil on linen
Available at The Autry Museum 
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
January 31 - March 8, 2015 
Visit website

 

 

 

Trail Boss

Trail Boss
14 X 11 oil on linen
Available at The Autry Museum 
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
January 31 - March 8, 2015 
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Rosie's Bath by Morgan Weistling
Rosie's Bath, 30X36

Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum,
Oklahoma City.

 

 

Clothes Line by Morgan Weistling
Clothesline

Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum,
Oklahoma City.