Friday, January 23, 2009

"Crusty Caballero"

Oil on panel, 8"x8"

I enjoy painting the prickly pear cactus, they seem to have so much personality. They always remind me of a weathered old man living in the desert like a character Robert Earl Keen Jr sang about in "Gringo Honeymoon"... "he knew a Crusty Caballero that played an old gut string guitar." That's all I need to create a vivid image of what this guy looks like, something about that short description speaks volumes.
*Lyrics by Robert Earl Keen Jr

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