Wednesday, August 08, 2012

True West Wins Western Legends Award

IAugust 8, 2012

   Yesterday at two, I finally finished the artwork coverage for our TV show Outrageous Arizona (airs a week from tomorrow). Got up this morning and whipped out three studies, the first I would call "The Palette Cleanser".


t felt nice to just move paint around and not care about what it was supposed to represent. For my next piece I whipped out this little study of a sunset I witnessed at Marv Kaiser's house in Williamson Valley last weekend. This is "Cloud Study #52":

And then I finished a little study I call "Lake Mead In The Distance":

When you round the corner on the approach to Boulder City, you look back and see this spectacular lake and mountains. This was done from memory.

True West magazine won the Western Legends Award at the Wild West History Association convention in Prescott last weekend. Presenting the award is Julie Ann Ream.

Here we are onstage. I'm introducing and thanking my staff, including Marshall Trimble, Meghan Saar, Greg Carrol, Ken Amorosano and Dan The Man Harshberger. We've come a long ways in the last 13 years. Not sure where we're going from here, but I trust it will not be boring. Besides. . .

"The idea of knowing exactly where you're going is overrated."

—Sarah Sze