Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Edge of Darkness Revisited

October 25, 2012

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