Thursday, April 08, 2021

Red-eyed Cattle And Horses Snorting Fire? You Be The Judge Mister Yippie Eye A

 April 8, 2021

   As promised, here are a couple of the go-for-broke versions of my painting "Ghost Riders In The Sky." First up, this is where I left off yesterday:

Daily Whip Out:

"Ghost Riders #4"

  This morning, I thought to myself, maybe I ought to refer to the actual lyrics one more time. Okay.

Genius Lyrics to A Genius Song

  And here, for your inspiraton and my edification are some of the key descriptive words to the song which I knew I had to at least try to squeeze in: "When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw. . .their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel, their horns were black and shiny. . ." and then if that isn't enough missing detail, "horses snorting fire. . ."

   Oh, crap. Okay, here are two wing ding attempts to corral all this dramatic and ridiculous detail. I know. A little over done, but that's my process. Keep going until you've wrecked everything!

Daily Whip Out: "The Devil's Herd"

   Black horns, check; red-eyed cattle, check; and that damn cowboy's horse is even snorting fire; check.

   Took one more swing at it about fifteen minutes ago, but it went nowhere.

Daily Whip Out: "Ring of Fire"

   Okay, this is a good example of my MO: ruin four, save one. I think it's safe to say, I beat this concept to death. 

   Note to Self: If you don't change your ways you'll be trying to catch that devil's herd all across those endless Arizona skies.

"As the riders leaned on by him, he heard one call his name, If you want to save your soul from hell a riding on our range, then cowboy change your ways today, or with us you will ride, tryin' to catch the devil herd across these endless skies. Yippie I Oh, yippie I Aye, Ghost riders in the sky. . ."
—Stan Jones, lyrics to "Ghost Riders In The Sky"

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