Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Because I grew up in the west it has always been a part of me, yet I always resisted being pigeonholed as a “Western Artist”. I always felt that was too limiting. There are too many non-western subjects that are attractive to me. Now, though, I'm seeing the influence of all those good old shoot 'em up cowboy movies that thrilled me so as a boy sitting in the front row at the Sultana in Williams, the Orpheum in Flagstaff and the Rialto in Winslow.

Sure, I loved Pirate movies; Tarzan of the Apes was a favorite, as long as Johnny Weismuller was Tarzan, anyway. Lon Chaney as the Wolfman, Spencer Tracy as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, leo Gorcey and the Bowery Boys, all the detective movies, even musicals delighted me. But it was the cowboys that really got under my skin and into my blood and that are now coming out so often in these daily paintings.

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I spent quite a bit of time recently, responding to comments on previous posts. For some unknown reason, most of them never showed up on the blog. I'm working on a solution. In the meantime, I hope all of you who have left comments here and on whenapaintersnaps know how very much your comments are appreciated and how important they are to me, especially when I'm tempted to falter.

It can be especially difficult to keep both blogs going on a daily basis while traveling. I can't always respond, but I always read and appreciate them.

I would love to see more dialog forming between those who follow my blogs and comment on them. Hint, hint.

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One thought on “WHEN SUDDENLY A SHOT RANG OUT Daily Painting #921

  1. What a great storyteller you are, John. The way he is pulled up so abruptly really comes through. It is a wild day, with turbulent clouds and the horse is feeling wild too. What will happen next?!

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