Beauty of the Beast
Sugar, my trophy wife, a former model for many years, has gotten me into the modeling business again. I say “again” because as most Americans of a certain age recall, I once appeared in a print ad in The Omaha World Herald advertising the teen department at Nebraska Clothing. After all the acclaim that brought me, I cut back on modeling and concentrated on other endeavors, until last Friday that is.
Last Friday, Sugar reserved an area of Old Town Fort Collins for a Plein Aire event, which I recently learned means something in French about painting as a group outdoors. The participating artists picked different subjects to paint on the spot in about a two hour period. Some painted store fronts of area businesses within view, or of people sitting at tables in the park area. One artist said he was having trouble choosing a subject and asked me what I had planned for the next couple hours. He is a Western artist so he is partial to cowboys rather than storefronts and fountains and such sissy city stuff.
Here is the result. It would make the Mona Lisa smile. No brag, just fact.
The artist, Jim Whartman, gave the original to Sugar, but for those of you who want a print, I will try to get you a WordPress discount. But I ain’t making no promises.