Wednesday, August 01, 2007

August 1, 2007 Bonus, Bonus Blog
Here's something I haven't been doing much of lately. A nice, clean scratchboard of Mr. Frederick Sackrider Remington, on the hunt in Arizona:

I had great reference from Jim Hatzell, taken from his annual Artist's Ride, which is coming off this month up in South Dakota. I envision these nice little scratchboards as spot illustrations for the copy hole. This is actually going to be part of a more ambitious painting I want to do of Remington to be called "Head In The Clouds," which will portray an entire cavalry unit traversing a switchback up the side of the Sierra Anchas, and Fred is studying cloud formations (artists!).

A funny aside: when I asked a certain art historian who Remington resembled in terms of personality, the historian said, "You know who he is? He's Allen Barra." Ha. That really nailed the guy for me, and if you know Allen, I think you'd get the picture.

Classic Onion Headline de Jour
Night On Town Fails To Rekindle Fading Business Relationship

And speaking of business, this reminds me of a certain former business associate:

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
—Oscar Wilde

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