Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hardly Leaving Well Enough Alone

December 22, 2015
   So Kathy calls me yesterday and asks me if i can meet the plumber at the house between one and three to fix a leak in the sink and so I got my work done at the office and took a long lunch. As I was waiting for the plumber to arrive I was looking in my morgue for a piece of artwork that the U.S. Air Force wants to use in a brochure, and, of course, as I'm going through the folders of finished art, I pull out five pieces I think need a little improvement. I guess you could call these The Plumber Crack Series:

Daily Whip Out: "Stud Stance 3.5"

Daily Whip Out: "Billy In Dust"

Daily Whip Out: "Black Jack Ketchum"

Daily Whip Out: "Sadie Earp Remonstrates"

Daily Whip Out: "Rene Secretan #13.5"

   Oh, and the painting the Air Force wants?

Daily Whip Out: "Arizona Flagscape"

"Nothing is ever finished. We only run out of time."
—Old Vaquero Saying


  1. Not ruined. Strengthened.

  2. My two cents: On Stud Stance: It was good to begin with and is still good, EXCEPT: his right hand. You defined it more, but not enough. Now it looks too big and deformed. Make it smaller by painting in more of the holster between his thumb and index finger. Secretan: His left sleeve is too wide. Paint in more torso above it to make it narrower. The rest are fine, Though the Arizona Flagscape is unfinished as yet.

  3. Regarding the "The Plumber Crack Series"


    "What is drawing? How does one get there? It’s working one’s way through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. How can one get through that wall? — since hammering on it doesn’t help at all. In my view, one must undermine the wall and grind through it slowly and patiently."

    Vincent van Gogh to Theo--22 October 1882


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