Friday, January 10, 2014

A Bad Boy On A Bad Road

January 10, 2014

   In the Zone, working like crazy. Funny how a little bit of focus and concentration, a drop dead deadline and a dollop of abstinence (stopped drinking on December 15 to concentrate on finishing book project) unlocks some major doors.

   Whipped out three paintings this morning before coming into work. Here's a study inspired by Dan The Man's comment that when he drove home to Kingman from NAU in Flagstaff he was always shocked at how rough Route 66 was around the Valentine area:

Daily Whipout: "Warning: Two-lane Patchtop"

   Also, reworked a painting of this Bad Boy On A Bad Road:

Daily Whipout: "The Real 66 Kid II"

  And reworked a previous take on my family driving into a storm:

Daily Whipout: "We Drove Straight Into The Storm"

  The previous version was too green and patchy. Wanted to give it a little more blue to complement the orange of the tail light glow.

   Also, found some old drawings that needed a tweak here and there to finish.

Daily Whipout: "Coyote With A Housecat Crosses Spur Cross Road"

   This was a scene from a Honkytonk Sue episode that never ran. There's more but I need to keep moving. Really on a roll now. Seems like the more I do, the more I can do. Only been in this place several times in my life, so I can't speak to how I got here, but I am here.

"If you want something done, give it to a busy man."
—Old Misogymist Saying