If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
Here's more of my daily whip out paintings, that I intend to unload in about ten days (shooting for Halloween). The method will be rather daring and different. First up is a recent study that is quite dramatic and yes, controversial:
Whipped Out #16, "The Cowboy Controversy"
This, of course, deals with the environmentalists vs. cowboys and ranchers being stewards of the land.
Went home for lunch and finished a study featuring a big sky. Been working on my blends and atmospheric effects.
Whipped Out #17, "The Edge of Darkness"
Here's a theme and a character I have been working on for at least ten years:
Whipped Out #18, "Mickey and his ass ride through the ash"
And here's a centennial flag painting I did while noodling ideas for our TV show Outrageous Arizona:
Whipped Out #19, "Arizona Centennial Flag"
And finally, a landscape:
Whipped Out #20, "Morning Buttes"
This was inspired by a trip back from Durango a year ago. I was driving west of Kayenta on the Navajo res as the sun was coming up and this distant set of buttes turned a pinkish purple. Dang close to the effect, if I do say so myself.
"To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different."
—Old Vaquero Saying
Bob Boze 4:09 PM