I don't recall there being any hot pink bikinis in the old West.All kidding aside, I hate western stories but I love western paintings, particularly the N. C. Wyeth illustrations. They feel so authentic... like he went out in the field and painted these folks from life. The costuming and lighting all feels so right. Of course he was working at a time when folks who lived through that period were still around. There was a living memory of that period and probably lots of the garments and props of that time where still around and available. But what I really like about those painting is that they really seem to capture a moment in a story... they pull me in and make me want to know more of the people in those images.
This was brought about by someone suggesting a trip to Cowboy Hall Of Fame Western Heritage Museum (Used to just be Cowboy Hall of Fame) here in OKC. To sketch the exhibits. Checking on the page I see these very nice oil paintings going for multiple 1000s of dollars. I'm thinking, "hey, I like Cowboy stuff. I come from old hillbilly farmer types. You want to do oils again."I need some studio space and a little capital. I've applied for some more jobs recently. Maybe something will happen.
By "Check your boots", I thought you meant the European custom of checking your boots (or shoes) on the morning of Dec 6th, after having set them out the night before. St. Nicholas fills them with candy if you've been good, or Krampus leaves a switch (with which your parents are supposed to swat you) if you've been naughty.
Oh man! Beata, we've been doing that for the past few years and we totally forgot about it this year. Well, this kids don't really know what day to expect it, so I guess we could still do it (not that they believe that St. Nick is visiting, but they unusually keep track of when they get stuff). Got my first bottle of Glogg that way.
How often have you gotten the switch Rick?
What a weird coincidence.
Tom, I don't understand your question.
Well in Nevada, you surely check your boots/shoes every morning. Scorpions everywhere. I remember when I was told this.....then I found one in my apartment. Very unnerving to think about.
Rick, I was just joking. According to Beata's post, if you are bad during the year, the Krampus leaves a switch in your boot instead of a present(with which your parents are supposed to beat you).
Ah, got it!
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