Saturday, July 24, 2010


The DAY OF THE COWBOY in Dubois, Wyoming is over and I'm afraid I have relenqished my crown. I knew I would not have a chance with this busted up foot not allowing me to wear Cowboy boots. I even lent my spurs out to my pardners wife who clanked up and down the town Boardwalks showing off her boots and cowgirl hat. I did the quick-draw in the town square but it was forgotten as an announcement of the days events and I was the loneliest man in Dubois as I had a construction worker from the new road construction over Togwotee Pass as my audience. A few folks strode by but didn't stay long as this fellow was puffing away on a cigarette and talking non-stop. It is just as well as I would like to take it back into the studio and do touch-up and make it a completed painting.
In the meantime across the street in the Gallery the girls did a bang up job on Gallery sales. It has been a great busy week.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

The foliage in this piece is just phenomenal, Gary. Looks so real! So sorry to hear of the smokey chatterbox. I'd probably be the same type of person, sans the cigarette smoke though.

Ralph said...

Love the painting nice use of colour

rahina q.h. said...

Gary this and the previous paintings are beautiful: the colours, the compositions!
and your sense of humour is delightful:))

Ann Buckner said...

Good sense of humor, Gary. Are you still in a cast? Maybe you should have had spurs made from the cast material so you would feel properly dressed lol. I'm enjoying the paintings very much. Looking forward to seeing the bear/cubs painting progression.

martinealison said...

Je suis heureuse de me promener dans ce paysage que vous nous offrez.

Janet Belich said...

Gary, this post is very disheartning. I can feel dissapointment in your words. You're too nice a fella to tell the smokin' yakker to get lost but I think I may have. It takes us longer to heal now remember ??? And from what I recall you busted it up pretty well. Boots don't a cowboy make ! :)

debwardart said...

Sorry to hear the quick draw was a disappointment, but the painting is GREAT! 50/50 - that's about the best you can expect in life, I guess! But, sounds like the gallery did a good business - congrats on that!