July 31, 2012
Went home for lunch and whipped out two paintings. One of Diltche and two other Apaches hiking up the Gila just prior to being attacked by Yavapai Apaches. Need to finish that aspect of the panorama. Shifted gears and did this sunset scene of George Warren selling himself into peonage in Mexico:…Continue
There’s a line in an old Chris Ledoux song that goes, “So you want to be a cowboy and you want to rodeo. Well I don’t see nothin’ to hold you back just pack your things and go.”
It’s just as easy as that. Anything you want to do in life is possible. You may ask yourself, “How?” Here is advice I’ve always taken to heart:
The first thing you have to commit to is improving yourself. Are you trying to get better at what you do or are you remaining…Continue
July 31, 2012
AC went out in the studio yesterday. Got to work early at five this morning, but it was already 85. Gutted it out and finished a Gila River flood painting for out Outrageous Arizona coverage.Continue
July 30, 2012
Trying to finish all the coverage for Outrageous Arizona this week. Knocked out four this weekend, including this one "The Vigilantes":Continue
July 30, 2012
Got some big rain last night. Very humid out this morning. Tommy and Pattarapan are back from their world globe trotting tour. Had a 24-hour flight from Bangkok. Picked them up at Terminal 3 on Saturday at 2 then sped over to La Frontera for street tacos, then out to Grandma Betty's where Debbie had made homemade green chile. Now THAT'S The way to return from a world tour my son beamed.
Painted all weekend, plus created a safe haven…Continue
My second eBook from Milspeak Publishers, The Westering, a collection of 21 western stories, has been nominated by the publisher for a National Book Award.
The Cottonwood Clarion is out for July. You can sign up here to receive it in your inbox http://stanlynde.net/cottonwood-clarion-signup_314.html
And see it online here: …Continue
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I have had a chance recently to peruse three of Adams' bibliographical books. He makes no reference to Hiram Bebee, William Rudolph (the Missouri Kid), or Glenn Shirley's biography of Deacon Jim Miller. He really takes apart Denis Mc Loughlin's Wild and Wooly, especially on his section on Bill Doolin: "One wonders where he got his information concerning the killing of Bill Doolin. by Heck Thomas. He says that Doolin was already dead from consumption when Thomas entered the house, and so,…Continue
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It's Sunday and this week's Cowboy Lore & Legend is online at the blog! Stop by for Montana Facts #3!
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I would like to offer condolences to all of our friends in Colorado.
July 27, 2012
Spent most of the day wrestling with a set piece for Outrageous Arizona. This is a scene of the returning state legislators to the Old Pueblo (1885). Legend says they were pelted with rotten fruit and a dead cat. Rounded up my reference materials and laid in part of the figures at about eight this morning:
July 26, 2012
Whipped out another scratchboard this morning of Esteban, the former slave who was such a big hit with the In-din women of the Southwest (this was the Swinging 1500s) until he got out ahead of himself and hit on some Zuni girls and the Zuni men hit back, killing him. Esteban was part of the Marcos de Niza expedition of 1539. I'm dong this for a new True West Moment that will run in the Arizona Republic.
I wanted to illustrate Esteban with…
Stan Lynde's Cowboy Lore & Legend. This week ~ more Montana Facts: http://stanlyndeauthor.com/?page_id=3316 Spend some time at the blog for more great stuff from Stan!…Continue
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July 25, 2012
My aunt and uncle Claudia and Glenn Bell drove over to Palm Springs this morning to take a gander at the new Marylin Monroe statue. Big puppy, no?
Switched gears this morning and whipped out a scratchboard of Kissing Jennie before…Continue
July 24, 2012
Thomas Charles and Pattarapan have been traveling extensively, first to Peru, visiting Yanque (where he was in the Peace Corp) and now to Thailand to visit her grandparents. They return this weekend for Mexican food. Looking forward to seeing them again.
Tweaking my editorial this morning for the October issue. Featuring my two grandmothers as the inspiration for my painting and sculpture "Not-So-Gentle Tamer." Here is what my To The…Continue
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Here we go again..another drought cept this time it is larger scale and good horse hay is nearly impossible to find. If you have to feed weedy, sage grass, saw briars ect. hay here is a trick that will make any horse eat it. Crunch up about 3 or 4 cups of mineral block and mix with 3 gallons of water then pour it all over the flat side of a round bale and supplement with sweet feed and your horse will be just fine.
Upon clicking your way to the link and reading the material presented therein, it's hard NOT to question the "official" march of events that transpired the fateful night of July 14...
What actually happened... ?
PS: IF BILLY DID INDEED SOMEHOW ESCAPE THAT NIGHT, BE IT WITH THE HELP OF GARRETT OR ON HIS OWN ACCORD, AND WANTED TO SIMPLY…Continue
As i say im not rich and know they are out of my price range but i know the tin type went for 2.1 million, so i wonder what a gun or a hat or a boot or something like that would go for
Stan's post for this week, 'Confessions of an Eternal Transient' Is out at the blog. http://stanlyndeauthor.com/
Check it out, as well as this weeks Cowboy Lore & Legend!
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July 22, 2012
Working today to finish final artwork for our Arizona-New Mexico Centennial Art Show at Due West Gallery in Santa Fe on August 11. Finished this little painting of a Skull Valley Cowgirl: