Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Painting On Horseback

April 3, 2019
   I'm a big fan of the Taos Seven Artists and one of the best of the bunch is this guy: Ernest L. Blumenschein, seen here on horseback holding one of his paintings. 

Palace of the Governor's Photo: HP.2005.25.1

      The whole thing looks like one of his paintings! And if you know Blumey at all, you know that is one of his main models at left, which gives the photo even more of a painterly gloss. 

      Working on more Honkytonk Sues:

"He broke my heart, so I broke his X-Box.
I think we all know who cried harder."

      Back to the graphic novel, one of the sleeper, or, rather, background characters, in the story is this guy:

Hint: he carries a big stick.

   He landed his top job when this happened:

He later was deified by the same, certain newspaper that shortened its title by two letters:

   Funny what a couple years and a little water can do for a career. That and being stubborn as a. . .

A Mule Man

"When you start working, everybody is in your studio—the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas—all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you're lucky, even you leave."
—John Cage

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