Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September 8, 2010
Dramatic, overcast skies this morning. Sprinkles on and off. Hit rain on the way into work. Waited out a downpour in the parking lot of the True West World Headquarters. Still managed to get a rain drop or two on this set piece painting, "The Signal Fire."

Tweaked and refined my Old Vaquero Sayings scratchboard (The Brits call it scraper board). Here it is before the tweaking:

And here it is after the tweaking:

Needed to bring out the highlights a bit more so it will reduce down to usage size (usually 35% of original size).

Sue Lambert shared with me a proud reminder of how much her friends and clients appreciate being named the Best Bar In The West. That would be the Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel in Cody and they have this card on all their table tops:

Next time I'm up there I will sample those oysters.

"It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature."
—Henry James

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