Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm here now at the May's house in Scottsdale. The temperature is in the sixties, so quite a bit warmer then Salt Lake City.

We just had a fabulous dinner and several bottles of wine. It was a perfect end to a ten hour drive. The trip down was uneventful, but I did notice a few curiosities. Along highway 89 through southern Utah some of the small towns love to park a police car with a mannequin inside. This was their idea of speed control. The only problem was that the squad car was always covered in snow so it looks more or less like it has been then for several weeks. It's kind of hard not to notice when the tires are encased in snow. Maybe you could say it's a speed trap sort of thing so you automatically slow down: at least until you notice that its a dummy inside. In most larger cities the car would be jacked up with all major parts missing, including the mannequin. So maybe we can all say that it works as an affective speed control in small town southern Utah.

Tomorrow I'll head down to the gallery and work on a few older paintings out in front. Its fun to do and it helps to draw in people to the gallery. Nothing like plein air painting outside on Scottsdale road!!!

Richard Boyer

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