Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Naptime for The Duke of Dust

 November 7, 2023

   What is the true significance of a dust storm? When I was growing up, these Mohave County storms often enveloped our town, our house and me and my dog Pal. And, to be honest, they haunt me to this day.

Daily Whip Out: "Dust Rider #11"

   Dust shows up in so much of the work I do, especially when I doodle. It's a subconscious thing. Or something.

Daily Whip Out: "Rolling Dust Storm"

   Someone asked me once, how I want to be remembered and without even thinking I said, as the Duke of Dust. I don't even know where that came from.

Daily Whip Out:

"The Duke of Dust"

   Sometimes dust storms are part of bigger storms.

Daily Whip Out:

"Dust Devil Cowboy"

   And sometimes, when you are creating dust devil pictures you discover a respite in the storm.

The Patient Dog

   I was painting some of these dust themed images yesterday and happened to look towards my studio front door to see this. Ha. There he is, Uno patiently waiting for me to take a nap. Ha. It's true. I typically work in my studio from seven to about 11:30 and then I go take a nap. Uno knows the drill and is patiently waiting for the old man to get with the program.

    When I shared this photo, above, with Carole Glenn, she quipped: "You need a studio for your studio!"

   True that!

Daily Whip Outs: "Dust Studies #48"

   I did these sketches with the goal of keeping it as simple as I could. Why? Hader will tell you why.

"Simple and more specific is always better. People get it."

—Bill Hader

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:57 PM

    I've been called "Smokey" (among a lot of other things i won't repeat here) and I've been called "Dusty" and I always preferred the latter.


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