Happy Memorial Day
I hope everyone had a blessed Memorial Day weekend!!!
Added by Arizona Mommy on May 31, 2010 at 8:24pm —
HOWDY FRIENDS! Just wanted to post a little information on how the new book is coming along. This will be 'part 2' in our (T.B. Burton and Cindy Smith) TIME IN CONTENTION series. We are hoping for availability in stores and online for the end of summer. TIME IN CONTENTION involves two fictional characters (Mollie and Bogardis) telling the 'happenings' in Contention City (AZ), and a few other surrounding areas, from November 1880 to May 1882. We (loosely) base our novels (there will be a… Continue
Added by Cindy Smith on May 31, 2010 at 12:22pm —
Well, I had thought that I had seen "Stagecoach" many times over the years, but it turns out that I really hadn't. Criterion has done a magnificent job in restoring this film, and with the exception of a small portion of what would be the second reel, it is virtually scratch and dust free.
The great thing about this is that, for the first time, I've actually seen the movie John Ford wanted us to see. Certainly it is a testament to black and white photography, and although I'm no… Continue
Added by Jim Holden on May 30, 2010 at 3:03pm —
I had a great fourth grade teacher, Edna Jagoe. It had been her passion to save the East Texas forest and that passion saved The Big Thicket. But, that is not why I brought her up. She
taught our class this, “Your rights end where my nose begins.” I’m 55 years old
now, so I guess I’ve been keeping that thought around for 45 years. I believe
she meant it physically and mentally.…
Added by Sally Regina Anderson Goodson on May 30, 2010 at 10:26am —
Added by Joe Bethancourt on May 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
May 28, 2010
A wonderful full moon last night. My neighbor, Tom Augherton, drove into my driveway and pounded on my door: "Come out! You gotta see this!" The red tinted full moon was a dilly. Unfortunately, I fried my camera crossing a stream in Utah last week and I thought it would dry out, but it's gone for good, so I can't share it with you.
Got up early today and bailed into a batch of moon glow studies. Did 14. Got some good… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 28, 2010 at 1:50pm —
May 27, 2010
Had a doctor's appointment this morning down in Scottsdale ($50 co-pay. Is it my imagination or is the co-pay creeping up towards total pay?). Got a clean bill of health, as far as a clean bill of health for a man of my health goes.
Utilizing the photo reference of Agathla Peak in the dust storm I worked up another dust storm study last night that is more faithful to the photograph:… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 27, 2010 at 3:51pm —
May 26. 2010
Let's check out the ol' mailbag:
"Saw that you're reading the Beatty book. Did you see the Woody Allen piece in the New Yorker
about Warren?Woody's Warren Parody
"Never really 'got' Warren's appeal, guess Woody would be more my style."
—Nancy Ehlers, Tempe, AZ
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 26, 2010 at 2:45pm —
Bonnie Wilkins was raised on a cattle ranch on the Central Coast of California. Her husband Bob,is a commercial printer,and they have combined talents with her watercolor and oils to create a note card line and other products.She co-owns a gallery with her husband called Wilkins Photo & Art Gallery located in Atascadero,California.
She has traveled widely and finds inspiration from the mountains,quaint towns on country back roads and floral gardens. Her… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 26, 2010 at 2:04pm —
May 26, 2010
On the way back from Robbers Roost last Saturday, as we rattled along the red dirt roads of the San Rafael Swell, I pointed to the distant Henry Mountains and asked Gary Ernest Smith how he would paint the effects we were seeing. He told me he would mix a bit of Cadmium Red Light, a touch of Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue and mix it all, cheating toward the dust hues, and then tinting it with Titanium White. I wrote that down in… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 26, 2010 at 11:30am —
May 25, 2010
Took two babes to lunch today: Carole Glenn and Kathy Radina. Both have birthdays coming up and wanted to treat them royally. Went to Saba's up in Carefree ($65 biz account).
Yesterday I posted a painting study of my memory of the dust storm at Agatha Peak between Monument Valley and Kayenta on the Navajo Res. As we drove through I snapped off a couple shots and here is how the actual peak looked:… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 25, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Judy Vargas is a California-born Artist. She inherited a passion for horses from her parents. Growing up, she experienced every aspect of horsemanship,including showing Arabian horses all over the Western States. Years that she spent on the Eastern Oregon cattle ranch gave her the insight into the Western way of life.
All this,plus an artistic talent, has enabled Judy yo recreate these memories in Bronze. She considers the horses the real work of art and… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 25, 2010 at 1:12pm —
May 25, 2010
Just got this from Brian Downes at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa:
"On Friday, May 28th, Aissa Wayne will be on hand to help us dedicate this heroic-sized bronze of the Great Man here at the John Wayne Birthplace. The statue is a gift from the Wayne family and now anchors the future site of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum."
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 25, 2010 at 12:46pm —
May 25, 2010
As I mentioned Ed Mell and I got caught in a nasty sandstorm on the way back from Utah on Sunday. Here we are on the way up, stopping near Page for gas:
The ride is a Toyota Venza, and it got sand blasted near Tuba City on the way home. Ironically, he was on the Coppersate 500, a car tour, several months ago in his… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 25, 2010 at 10:16am —
May 24, 2010
Got to Larry Clarkson's cabin near Torrey, Utah at about 5:30 last Thursday evening. Got up at six, on Friday morning, packed up and went out to a dramatic canyon southwest of town called Fish Creek Canyon. Impressive petrogliphs on the walls of a nearby rock face. Set up looking the other way.
Of course, Ed Mell, Gary Ernest Smith and Larry Clarkson are all master plein air painters (plein air is French for "get your arse… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 24, 2010 at 5:00pm —
George Turnbull Lives in California. He is a high honor graduate of the prestigious College of Fine Arts of Carnegie Mellon University. But he earned his Master of Fine Arts Painting degree from the University of Southern California.An award winning graphic designer,Turnbull also had a long and distinguished career as a Professor of Visual Communications in the California State University system.
His paintings are a rich reflection of a great variety of… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 24, 2010 at 12:16pm —
May 24. 2010
Long trip back from Capital Reef, Utah, but saw some spectacular country and got some great inspiration. Left Larry Clarkson's cabin at about 7:30 yesterday morning and came back via Hanksville down to Mexican Hat, dropping into Gouldings at Monument Valley. Very windy and dusty. I drove Ed Mell's new Toyota Venza while he snapped reference photos. We both marveled all the way down as the canyons just got more and more amazing, with the… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 24, 2010 at 11:30am —
May 24. 2010
Here's an update, from Marshall Trimble, on the new movie shooting in Cave Creek:
About three weeks ago I was asked to read and record the script of
"Queens of Country," now filming in Cave Creek. The dialogue coach wanted
someone with a "small town" accent to read the male lead so the actor could
listen to it and get the inflections into his role.
My first thought was, "I don't have a small town accent, I'm… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 24, 2010 at 11:13am —
Yesterday was supposed to be a tranquil day of BBQing and visiting with friends. We still had the BBQ , but had to endure several hours of well, stress. I awoke yesterday morning to a phone calling of a family member asking me if I was stranded in the UK (as if I use that term) and needed money wired to me. The calls came flooding in. Apparantly someone hacked into my e-mail account and sent a message to everyone in my contact list that I was stranded in the UK, had all my… Continue
Added by Arizona Mommy on May 23, 2010 at 2:27pm —
May 22, 2010
Just got back from Robber's Roost in southeastern Utah. We are in Torrey, Utah. Great scenery, good gunfight information and photos. Back on Tuesday.
Added by Bob Boze Bell on May 22, 2010 at 6:09pm —