Friday, March 24, 2023

Charlie Russell, Curly Bill Brocius And A Big, Bad Dog

 March 24, 2023

   I thought the storms were going to clear out yesterday, but in the afternoon, we got this.

Big, Bad Dog, Big, Bad Sky! 

   Me and Uno on the road yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, here is the cave that Cave Creek is named for, lit up this morning.

The Cave Creek Cave

   One of my favorite artists had a birthday last week and that would be this guy.

Kid Russell in front of his studio cabin
in Great Falls, Montana

   In March of 1996 I vowed to finally make the long trek from Arizona to visit Charlie Russell's studio and to pay my respects. I flew to Cody, Wyoming to visit my mother, then drove her and I the rest of the way in a massive snowstorm. The streets of Great Falls were snowpacked and icey, but I trudged and slid my way to the cabin and fell to my knees and genuflected in the snow. The guy and his humor had a huge influence on me.

Daily Reworked Whip Out:
"The Street Fighter"

   I also reworked "Three Gun Man" and it now has a new title.

"San Simon Bad Boy"

   Some believe this is a good likeness of Curly Bill Brocius who spent some quality time in the San Simon area. Hard to say, but he's certainly well armed.

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others to see."

—Edgar Degas

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