Scenes From An Imaginary Western

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Don’t Look Ethel! It’s the ‘Painting of the Day’! (Friday edition) June 24, 2011

Howdy! I missed yesterday’s post. Sorry about that, I was thinking about pissing in the ocean…anyway, this is the very first Confidence Man painting. It’s a funeral. A viking funeral. In the upper left corner, the Confidence Man watches from the top of a ridge. At first, he wasn’t in the painting at all, then I went back and added him in. Thus, a saga was born, or at least a four and a half year waste of time. When you look at the piece, think ‘Kid A’ by Radiohead. That’s what I was listening to at the time. Cheers!


Good Morning Starshine it’s…the Painting of the Day! (Friday edition) May 6, 2011

Morning everybody! Another Confidence Man painting. This one’s a bit like ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ filtered through the paranoid lens of something like Radiohead’s ‘Amnesiac’. Or perhaps theĀ  gauzy, beautiful schmaltz of Neil Diamond’s ‘Solitary Man’.

I particularly enjoy the cars lined up across the top of the painting. The drivers just seem to be standing around. Waiting. That, to me, is always more unsettling than someone showing their hand and ‘acting’ threatening. Have a great day everybody! (Click to enlarge…as if you didn’t already know that.)