Special thanks to my curator, Kristi Jacobs, who retrieved a half dozen "failures" out of the garage yesterday. This is a painting I started about 16 years ago and gave up on it. Shows Cole Younger after his capture at Hanska Slough. Added some detail, stripped aways some passages and here it is. Not bad.
This was part of a story I wanted to tell about Cole's 25 years in prison and his last years as a celebrity and legend. Still may revisit this in a feature for True West and as a book.
Words to Live By
"My pictures are of no value, though of course they cost me a great deal, at times even my blood and my brain."
—Vincent van Gogh
"A hasty study might be more effective and alive than the finished painting."
"Art runs parallel to nature."
"Paint without hesitation, be simple, be direct."
—Old Vaquero Saying
"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."