April 4, 2011
Spent the weekend working on several projects including this scene from Mickey Free of a stunned Al Sieber upon hearing of the escape of the Apache Kid:
Also worked on a couple landscape ideas including this one of last light on distant buttes:
A friend of mine, who is a very successful gallery owner gave a brutal assessment of our Friday night art opening in Santa Fe. He looked around the room and said, "If you shook this room down, you wouldn't get $5. These are all your friends. The artist's friends come the second night. The first night is for buyers. You grease the pump by having your best buyers get a crack at the show before the doors open so that there are red dots next to several paintings (a red dot next to the painting indicates it has been sold). This gives the impression that the art opening patrons had better act quick before the paintings are all gone. In order to really make money selling Western art you need two women, one to extract the wife away from the husband, and the other, preferably a babe, to flirt and close the sale on the man before his wife comes back to say no."
"Behind every successful man, is a surprised woman."
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