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There Can Only Be One…’Painting of the Day’ (Wednesday edition) June 1, 2011

Good morning people! It’s Wednesday, the 1st day of June. If you are in Texas, it’s probably already 95 degrees. Here in New Mexico it’s about 70 with a high of 85. That’s not too bad for summer. The past few nights it’s been downright chilly, in fact. Well, anyway, here’s another Confidence Man painting. It’s from the story arc featuring the Navigator. An older post on this blog showed the CM and the Navigator propositioning a pilot. In that painting, the Confidence Man was squatting down like Robert Duvall in ‘Apocalypse Now’. This is part two. Obviously, the plane went down. The pilot is nowhere to be found and our hero has procured a horse and is doing his best to tame it amidst the flames. The inscrutable Navigator stands off to the side doing his best Max Von Sydow impression. Quite a pair. Have a great one everybody!


It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…The Painting of the Day! (Thursday edition) May 12, 2011

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Morning all! This is one of those pieces that doesn’t fit into any category. It’s paint and charcoal on paper and it’s one of my wife’s favorites. I kinda like it myself. The image of the wrecked plane in the top panel got used again in other pieces. Actually, so did the surveyor at the bottom. To me, the whole thing is funny. Oh, and to complete the old saying scrawled across the nuclear blast in the center: …and the Devil appears.

“Speak of the Devil”

42″ x 24″

Charcoal and paint  on paper