Saturday, December 28, 2013

Indian Detour Couriers

I have started a painting based on this old photo.

The Indian Detour Couriers were accomplished young women that were hired to guide tours through New Mexico, I am quite fascinated by their stories. Check out their history here:
I think I would really have wanted to be a courier!

The first thing I did was drop one figure. I don't like their faces. I may knock back the santa fe logo and Indian detour images although I would like to keep them for the historic reference. I am, as usual, letting the source photo influence me rather too much but I hope to move beyond that. We will see. Could end up being a big old paint-over.

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