June 27, 2022
Got a visiting painter in the Triple B Studio this week. Her name is Harper and she is fearless and she loves to paint big as all life.
If there's one thing I do really well, it's having serious doubts about the artwork I have completed. Nobody I know goes back to try and salvage a ruined painting more than I do. But the key to the exercise is—did I actually save it? Case in point:
Daily Whip Out: "Cowgirl Rocket Ride"
This failed little painting has been sitting on the side of my art desk for months and I have opined every time I looked at it. On a recent walk up Old Stage Road I got the inspiration: I must walk past a dozen horses going up to Morningstar and back and yesterday I noticed a common phenom in the early morning light.
Meanwhile, still trying to capture the nightime story effects of running washes and a buckboard on the brink.
Daily Whip Out:
"When Sharlot Hall Pulled A Gun
On Grover Cleveland, 2"
Got the water, now to nail that buckboard.
"Mooing is easy when you don't know how."
—Old Vaquero Saying