photos © Eric von Schmidt
in the Studio
Tapestry, 1950-1959", (m) "The Ballad of Lewis & Clark", (r)
It’s September 17, 2003 as I write this. You
may have wondered where the months of June and July have gone?
They’re not there!!
Simple answer is that on July 10, 2003 Eric
faxed me, “Have finished L&C. Have had frame made. Yr pal,
E.” I congratulated him for finishing a beautiful painting in
just six months.
I once read an interview with America’s poet
and author of Deliverance, James Dickey in which he explained
that he rewrites his poetry at least 100 times before he feels it’s
complete. That can be true for any creative person and I think it
can apply to Eric as well. Now, most importantly, I'm still trying
to find someone or some foundation to commission "The Ballad of
Lewis and Clark." Hey, if you have some leads I'd very much
appreciate you tossing them my way.
On August 5 in another fax, Eric stated,
“…wondering if L&C is finished.”
click to enlarge
Eric is still working on it. Eric provided me
with some updated shots of changes. In the image above Eric
identifies some of the characters inside the frame.
The big change, and one I really like is with Drouillard.
This is the second change made to the man who is also known as
"Drewer." Please click here to enjoy
the metamorphosis of this member of the Corps of Discovery.
To see some
close-ups of members of the Corps of Discovery please click on
August photos at upper left.
Please return for future photos. And, let us
know what you think. Please feel free to send us an
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