Friday, February 27, 2009

February 27, 2009
Got this from the United Kingdom this morning:

"Hey, painter, I thought this page from my morning paper might interest (astonish?) you.

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: ; and that is an idea whose time has come." (Anon)

Love to Kathy,

—Fred Nolan

Yes, the motiff is quite close to, oh, say, this:

Not sure I have a court case, considering the motiff is quite common from Captain America to Easy Rider. But, it is interesting. I have long believed that ideas are combustionable and that if anyone is thinking of an idea or a concept, there are at least a hundred others on the planet with the same germ of an idea. Fortunately, most people never act on the idea, but invariably a few do, and when they hit the street at the same time, it appears they copied each other (pity the poor sap whose art, book or movie gets delayed).

Meanwhile, here's yesterday's sketches done at Barros' Pizza Parlor on Cave Creek Road:

The colored face of anguish at lower right was done the night before along with the other faces from the day before.

Yes, pizza is way off my diet. My truck was getting new tires (I went in to fix a flat and ended up buying four new tires for $550), so while the truck was in the shop I walked west from the office at noon and, on an impulse went into Barros'. Had the lunch special: two slices of peperoni and an iced tea, $4, and felt very guilty eating it. My heart doctor would have a cow, which is something he told me to stay away from ("If it comes from a cow I don't want you to go near it.") Anyway, the sketches, done for a Mickey Free sequence, reflect a guy who has just eaten pizza. Ha.

"The big artist...keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
—Thomas Eakins

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