Went home for lunch and whipped out a spot illustration for the July Classic Gunfights. This is the one I was talking about this morning that features Andrew McClelland and his brother Hugh shooting it out with former Texas Ranger Ira Aten (what a name!). Andrew was game, and came with both guns blazing, but Ira dropped him damn quick then took on his brother Hugh, who tried hiding behind a building corner and taking pot shots at Aten. Ira, using two hands to hold his pistol fired two shots, hitting Hugh in the neck and back:
"Let us hope that we shall soon have finished with art, with aesthetics. They make me sick. Yesterday I dined at Rouarts'. There were his sons and some young people—all talking art. I blew up. What interests me is work, business, the army!"
—Edgar Degas, one of the best artists ever