The gun that won the West. Maybe.
Month: April 2009
OK, this is a really crappy sketch, but it was an interesting experience for me, who loves old, old music. One of the Trust properties in Lincoln is Dr. Woods’ home. There, in 1978, was an old Edison… Read More
The wildflowers are definitely easier to capture than the butterflies.
I made nets and would sandwich my captives in two glass ashtrays so I could then release them relatively unharmed. Ain’t I green?
While making my Grand Circuit of the US in 1978, I drew a lot of butterflys and moths from life…for some reason this sketch scanned blurry.
Few artists who spend time in Lincoln can resist sketching this reconstructed tower. The earliest Spanish settlers would take refuge here during Apache raids.
Here in military uniform, is Lew Wallace…later Governor of New Mexico Territory who bargained with the Kid while writing “Ben Hur”
I forget who this is…maybe Murphy or Chisum…
This is the Kid’s good friend and rustling associate, Charles Bowdre and his wife Manuela. Charlie was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett’s posse at Stinking Springs and is now buried beside the kid in Fort Sumner, NM.
Of course, Billy the Kid, is the focus of much of the fuss in old Lincoln Town.