Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"I ain't like that no more"

Based on a still from the Movie 'Unforgiven', a great western. Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood it pays homage to the spaghetti westerns which made him a star of the western genre.
He plays William Munny, an ageing reformed gunslinger now a widowed and poverty stricken pig farmer. Munny reluctantly picks up his pistols to do one more job to help him support his 2 children. In the scene he sits in front of his campfire with his partner Ned Logan discussing the events of their wild past, Munny is trying to persuede himself that he will not fall back into his former wicked ways.

"I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all. Just 'cause we're goin' on this killing, that don't mean I'm gonna go back to bein' the way I was. I just need the money, get a new start for them youngsters"

Soft Pastels (limited palete) on anthracite pastelmat, finished....probably.


  1. Very cool!. The light and shadows are my fav. Great work.

  2. Thanks, I've always liked the way that scene was lit, didn't know if it would work painted like this but quite pleased with the result.