Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 2010
Worked most of the weekend on a series of stagecoach studies for a friend of mine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Here is a shot of my studio desk with the in progress paintings:

And here is the painting in progress a bit closer:

This is loosely based on the Benson Stage Robbery where shotgun messenger Bob Paul had to surf the wagon tongue to retrieve the reins and stop the stage. And here is a closeup of the Bisbee Stage Robbery:

Some potential in all of them, but not quite up to my mind's eye (which is heavily weighted with Remington and Russell imagery) And the problem with this is when you try and live up to the goals and aspirations of your heroes, it's sometimes daunting when you don't measure up. Still, I have to agree with Mr. Stone:

"I might as well be myself. Everyone else is taken."
—Oliver Stone

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