Saturday, December 25, 2021

Bonus Blog: Scratched Billy the Kid Painting is Now Unscratched

 December 25, 2021

   In case you missed it, here is the end result of fixing the scratched Billy the Kid painting which Santa almost ruined by letting it drop out of his overloaded sleigh on Christmas Eve.

    I spent about an hour blending the paint over the scratches on the painting and trying to keep the background values consistent.

Daily Repaired Whip Out:

"Scratches Painted Over Successfully"

   Full Disclosure: I took the opportunity to correct some of the anatomical and perspective mistakes as well and, if you ask me, it looks better than it did before the disaster!

   The person who bought it is thrilled and now we're going to get it reframed and this time sent by stagecoach to be safe. Sorry Santa.

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. My mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

—Shirley Temple


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for everything you do. My father passed away this past Wednesday, he was 95. One of the things he looked forward to was receiving his True West magazine. True West gave us hours of conversation over the years right up to our last visit. He was an old horseman, a stickler for authenticity, and a lover of good cowboy hats (he'll be buried with his favorite.) You do more than publish a magazine, Sir- you make old men dream. Take care and God Bless.

    1. I'm so sorry for your loss, I greatly admire your late father even though we never met. He is from my tribe. Would you mind giving his name and your city and state to run in the magazine? If not, I understand.

  2. Thank you, Bob. His name is Glenn Ireland, Sauk Rapids, MN

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Thank you so much for everything you do.


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