Thursday, April 09, 2015

Billy Still Stands Tall

April 9, 2014
   One of the other paintings I saw in Santa Fe last week that knocked my socks off was this gouache by a master print-maker:

Gustave Baumann's brilliance: so simple, so dramatic, so stunning.

   When I see brilliance like this it is so humbling. I realize in a flash what a slacker I am, how challenged I am, how far there is to go. But I keep trying.

Daily Whipout (from my Artist In Residency Sketchbook): "Billy Still Stands Tall"

"As he finishes speaking, Butch delivers the most aesthetically exquisite kick in the balls in the history of the modern American cinema."
—William Goldman in his rule-breaking script for "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"

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