April 27, 2011
Got up this morning and grabbed a sunset study out of my M file. Added a vaquero on a palomino (poached from a recent issue of True West, of the artist Ed Borein on horseback in a parade). Got it about half done, but had to go into the office.
Had several meetings, did two phone interviews. One with the Arizona Republic on the history of guns in Arizona and the other with Rebecca Tanner of the Wichita Eagle on a 150-year-old cabin salvage benefit which Michael Martin Murphy is lending his support to. We intend to support the cause as well. My motto is: if we don't support each other, who will?
Went home for lunch, watered the chickens (no sign of the second rattler), then sat down in the studio to knock out the Hacendado:
A Hacendado is the landed gentry on a hacienda. The big dog, El Jefe, the boss of the world on his land. I think. Ha.
"Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves."