THE KACHINAS RESPOND Daily Painting #915

THE KACHINAS RESPOND

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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The prayers are answered, rain comes to the Mesas. Not much rain, but enough for the patient, enduring Hopi farmer to raise his corn, melons, and squash. Not enough, though, to make the people soft and unappreciative, the reason, some say, that they settled here so long ago.

NOTE:

I spent quite a bit of time this morning 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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THE TRACKER #890

THE TRACKER

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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A long day got off to a slow start, followed by a very nice dinner with son, Buck, and granddaughters Chelsea, Brooke and Amanda, then a nice long visit with cousin Cheryl. So, a short post followed by a long night's sleep. I hope!

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SUNDOWN ON PLOMOSA ROAD Daily Painting #887

SUNDOWN ON PLOMOSA ROAD

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I made quite a few runs between Quartzsite and Bouse while camping in the area recently, and this was a familiar part of returning to camp after a day's exploration photography and painting.

Today, the 16th, is Thea's birthday, and we're off to the Handlebar J to try to kick up our heels! ;~) Yahoo!

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LEAVIN’ TOWN Daily Painting #877

LEAVIN' TOWN

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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That's what I did. I left Yuma. Headed North, planning to work my way over to Wickenburg for the big rodeo this weekend. I took it easy today, caught up on some reading, got Betsy's fluids topped off and her tires checked. Didn't make it over to the old Territorial Prison, or a couple of other things I wanted to check out, but my feet started itching and I decided to leave something for next time. Besides, what's Yuma without Thea?

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AFTER THE RAIN Daily Painting #872

AFTER THE RAIN

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Following two days of steady, soaking rain, the clouds begin to break up, letting the sun make magic with the light for this quiet evening on Lake Havasu.

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HELL-BENT FOR LEATHER Daily Painting #867

HELL-BENT FOR LEATHER

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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What a great day this has been! Started out by getting some shots of Great White Egrets, right by where I was camped by the river,

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A quick breakfast of coffe and a danish, a brief phone visit with Thea, a little shopping, and it was off to the Rodeo. Igot some good research, including some of the best horse shots in ages, a bunch of action shots that will be the basis of some new “confections”, those little pen, ink and watercolor action pieces that i so enjoy doing, yet don't do nearly often enough, plus some portrait / character study material.

When the Rodeo was over, I jumped into Betsy and made today's painting right there in the parking lot, while the traffic cleared. After that, I drove around photographing the beautiful local desert and jagged mountain landscape along with some really fine cloud formations until dark.

Now I'm in Hastings' Bookstore, in a big, comfy leather chair, downloading images and creating my blogs. After this it will be time for dinner and my camp by the river… Life is Grand!

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WHATEVER AGAIN Daily Painting #866

WHATEVER AGAIN

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is the old Whatever Store in Bouse, Arizona, that I featured recently on my other blog, When A Painter Snaps, as seen from a different angle.

It was raining last night when I headed out to make camp on the desert. The farther I went, the harder it rained. I lost my internet connection when I crossed the Plomosas, so decided to go on down near Bouse. Still didn't couldn't access the internet and couldn't find a place to camp in the dark an the rain, so I pushed on. Ended up in Parker at the Walmart. Woke up this morning, it was still raining. Thought I might hole up in the Parker Library and catch up on some work. Huh! It's closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Decided to run on up to Lake Havasu City to see what I could see. What with the rain, fog and low clouds, that turned out to be not much. Unbeliebably, could get no Verizon signal anywhere in the city. I drove a while and learned my way around, had lunch, and made today's painting. Drove down to the river, found a place to camp, and got a few photographs as the sun went down.

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CROSSING ARIZONA Daily Painting # 864

CROSSING ARIZONA

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Ahhh, dry-camped in the desert again last night. Not a sound, scarcely a light to be seen, and a nice cloud cover to serve as a blanket and keep away the desert night-time chill. Had a great night's sleep, then just stayed in camp and rearranged things inside Betsy. Again. I guess I'd better be careful. I could end up organized. Just think what that could do to my reputation.

After I finished today's painting, I took a short drive over to Bouse, at the end of Plomosa Road, and took a few photographs, including one that I played with a bit for today's daily photograph.

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I think I'll stick around and explore the surrounding area for a few more days. I was born in Arizona and lived there most of my life and had never even heard of Bouse. There are a lot of parts of both Arizona and New Mexico that I want to know better. It's so easy to fly through an area on the Interstate, and feel as though you know it, when you have no idea of its real character. Funny thing is, it seems to take forever to cross the endless desert that way. But when you slow down, take your time, and get to know it, it seems much smaller and more manageable.

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ABANDONED ADOBE Daily Painting #855

ABANDONED ADOBE

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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With everyone working jobs in town, this old adobe farm building in Northern New Mexico has fallen into disuse and started its return to nature. I find it sad to see the passing of honest old hand made structures like this, but time moves on, whatever we may feel.

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THE RACE IS ON Daily Painting #845

THE RACE IS ON

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

It felt like about time for another in the series of rider paintings. How about some cowboys putting on an impromptu race, just for the hell of it?

NOTE:

I've decided to start posting as soon as the blog is ready, rather than waiting for midnight as I have been doing. This has become difficult while traveling and trying to change to an earlier schedule.

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Thea has suggested that we open the bidding window to a week. So here goes. From now until further notiice the bidding will remain open for one week from time of posting. Please let us know how you feel about this change, pro or con. Any suggestions you have will also be considered.

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John and Thea

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