Friday, February 15, 2013

Mercantile Dawn

February 15, 2013
Got up this morning and bailed into another Lone Light painting. Started with one of the work-up paintings I did last weekend.

Bill Dunn's critique that my last kitchen light painting looked like someone was "welding in the living room" forced me to try and go more subtle. Ended up here:

Daily Whipout #128, "Mercantile Dawn"

Had another open house at Bronzesmith yesterday for our Not-So-Gentle Tamer project. Two Kingman classmates of mine drove over to see it. Karen Johnson Collins and Jan Key Prefontane. Took them both to lunch at Leff-T's Steakhouse in Dewey. Fun catching up with these Kingman beauties. Jan told a funny story about working at a legendary Route 66 diner:

"My sister Renee and I worked as waitresses at the City Cafe after I graduated from high school. This guy came in every day and played 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, then he'd sit at the counter, leaning forward with his arms crossed. He'd push his muscles out with his thumbs behind his biceps and stare at me for the entire song. He came in every day and did this. I hated that song for years."
—Jan Prefontane