Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14, 2009
Working on the cantina shooting between Arizona Ranger Jeff Kidder and two Naco, Mexico policemen, Tomas Amador and Dolores Quias. As mentioned, I believe I have a good idea what this bordertown cantina must have looked like even though my exposure to them was some sixty years later:

This is a patina painting of a small room filled with blackpowder gunsmoke. Also, whipped out another gaggle of patina studies, like this:

A canyon nocturne in the Chiricuahuas. Meanwhile, here's another take on the choking smoke of a cantina patina:

Has potential, but then so does this one:

And this one:

Need to combine the patina background with the action of the actual fight. Here are the sketches of that:

Results tomorrow.

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."
—Benjamin Disraeli

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