Cripple Creek- Rough Pics

Friday, June 26, 2009 9:37:07 AM

Hi,
 

I've finished Cripple Creek and have a few rough pics. I thought Cripple Creek would be easy but it wasn't. Painting the creek took some time and I wanted to have a banjo picker in the painting but not distract from the main scene so he ended up being part of the rock wall.


This is the main scene: "Goin' up to Cripple Creek Goin' in  a whirl, goin' up to Cripple Creek to see my girl." My camera had a blue tint to it but you can see the painting. The colors are poor with this camera. Note the man: "Roll my  britches to my knees, wade ol' Cripple Creek when I please."


Here's the whole painting. It's smaller than most of my other bluegrass paintings 24" by 30."


Close-up of the banjo picker. This pic is taken from a picker in Louisville circa 1900. The perfect age for a song that dates certainly back to the 1800s.
 


The lyrics:

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