Monday, December 17, 2012

Skirting The White Sands and Other Whip Outs

December17, 2012

   Spent the weekend in my studio working on a variety of paintings. Really honked on a variety of fronts. Tweaking and finishing the last 25 DWO (Daily Whip Out) paintings. I'll have posted 100 DWO paintings by Friday. Going to do five a day. Here are the first of the final 25:

Daily Whipout Painting #75, "Skirting White Sands Rider"

Daily Whipout Painting #76, "Mick Rides Through The Tundra"

Daily Whipout Paintings #77, "Beauty's Daughter Deep In The Sierra Madres"

Daily Whipout Painting #78, "Red Rock Rider"

Daily Whipout Painting #79, "Beauty #2"

Also finished a painting of our view out the kitchen window:

Daily Whipout #101, "Ratcliff Ridge at Sunset"

This painting is not for sale as an original. There is a level of skill here that I feel is beyond what I have done in the past and somewhere just a wee bit north of being competent. Not that I'm complaining or making excuses. It took me the better part of 65 years to get to this level and I'm thankful I've had the luxury of having the time (and the second chance) of getting to here. It's really been a long battle against myself. Gee, I wonder what ol' Steward has to say about this?

"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves—to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our today, to do our work with more force than ever before."

—Steward B. Johnson