Friday, June 26, 2009

Cripple Creek: Rough Pics


I finished my painting of Cripple Creek last night. Here are some rough pics I shot with my camera (click to enlarge). I thought the painting would be easy but it wasn't. I had to include a banjo picker and singer in the background yet not disturb the main scene. I'll have some good pics in a few weeks that really show the colors. Hope you like it.

The main scene above features, "Goin' up to Cripple Creek Goin' in whirl, Goin' up to Cripple Creek to see my girl." The other verse is, "Roll my britches to my knees, I'll wade ol' Cripple Creek when I please."

Below is the full painting (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Salty Dog Final pic Full-view

Salty Dog C 2009 by Richard L. Matteson Jr.

Here's the full view professionally photographed. Click to enlarge:

Salty Dog professional close-up pics


I just got my profession close-up digital pics of Salty Dog: Here are the close ups (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Salty Dog: Close-ups


I just finished my painting of Salty Dog Blues. On the left is a close up (Click to enlarge) Sitting on the corner with the lowdown blues, great big hole in the bottom of my shoes.

This is a wild painting featuring a variety of scenes including a little girl lifting the ocean to get her ball- the ocean turning into a giant wave and then becoming a green pasture with a wild hog running on it. A hunter standing on a giant hot dog and lifting his gun, has a finger on his trigger and an eye on the hog. Two old maids are sitting in the sand...each one is wishing the other was a man. It also features cameos of Miss California and Mel Gibson as well a hog running above a meat grinder! What did I leave out???

Here's the hunter standing on a hot dog, finger on the trigger and an eye on the hog. It looks the like the hog better be careful; he's running above the meat grinder!

More wild images! Two old maid sitting in the sand, each one wishing the other was a man. The little girl is lifting up the ocean to get her ball! The ocean turns into a green field with a hog running across.