by wr jones
Ya right. I’m quite certain the painter (David Jonas – now living in central California I think) I copied this from did do it in an hour or less on location. I take 6 hours just to do a poor copy. I’m running out of his paintings to copy. I should email him to provide me more material. So, I don’t know about you, but I use the word “loose” as a euphemism for can’t get it right. Loose sounds more painterly and better than can’t paint for shit.
I should probably go into one of these places more often. I’d kinda like to find one that gives change in the collection plate. I put in a $20 and remove 5x$5.00 that way every one is a winner, I think; I was never all that strong with the math.
Did you ever try fast draw with a real revolver? I did. Strapped it to my hip. Took a few steps forward and like lightning drew. I threw the revolver maybe twenty feet. So, in fact, I may still hold the world record for furthest tossed revolver in a gunfight.
I did this in front of witnesses, naturally. Wouldn’t have been nearly as embarrassing were I alone. I couldn’t help but reflect had I been in a real gunfight, I would have been, as the cowboys say, screwed. The vision became so real to me I found myself trying to talk my way out, “Now, hold on there – I’ve lost my weapon. You wouldn’t shoot an unarmed man?” “What? Well, yes techically I did throw it away myself. However, in the interest of sportsmanship I think you should allow me to fetch it.” “Or, we could, end the whole deal, try a little team building exercise, where I give you my girlfriend, car keys, house, wallet, but I keep this $2.00 for some lemonade to clear the trail dust out of my mouth.”