Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Duke of Dust Appears In A Cloud

December 18, 2012

   Went home for lunch and whipped out a little study on the Wham Payroll Robbery suspects. I'll post that one later. Meanwhile, here are more DWO paintings on the way to 100:

Daily Whipout #89, "Rockabilly Billy"

Daily Whipout #91, "The Signal Fire"

This next study captures the phenom of driving through the down wind smoke of the Wallow Fire last year. Even though it was in the middle of the day, everything went muted and the sun became a red ball of flame cutting through the haze. Quite memorable. Of all the studies I attempted, this one is the most accurate to the sensation of being inside the cloud bank.

Daily Whipout #92, "Fire Haze"

Daily Whipout #93, "Fire Rider 2"

The late Pastor Guenther of Whiteriver, Arizona told me Mickey Free carried a big knife. I imagined if that knife could talk it would have a tale or two to tell.

Daily Whipout #94, "Head In Hand"

I've spent a good part of the last two years studying the effects of dust and this image of the refugees of a Mexican village in Sonora following a rampaging herd of red-eyed Mexican cattle across a dry lake, probably did more to cement my title as The Duke of Dust.

Daily Whipout #95, "Out of the Dust"

"From dust to dust. . ."

—Old Bible Saying