Tuesday, August 11, 2009
SICKLY ALIEN and RUSSELL
I was thinking about doing a painting of a farmer nursing an alien back to health, with a crashed UFO outside the window. This is a reference photo I took. The farmer is portrayed by my friend Russell.
I've known Russell since high school. I remember when I would ride in his little Dodge Omni, I had to get in the back because his passenger side seat was being used as to hold a 10-gallon bucket of tobacco spit. It was at least 6" deep with brown sludgy spit, and every time he hit a bump it would slosh around. He had it seat-belted in like a precious baby. While he drove, he would periodically lean over and spit into the bucket. I was always kind of worried we would have some huge wreck and it would splash all over. My plan was to hide behind his chair if I had to duck, but I don't guess it would have helped much.