|Laughter Kills Lonesome by Charles Russell|
When I was in college the local public library let you check out pictures to hang on your wall. This was a favorite of mine and my roommates dug it too. We each (there were four of us) got a library card and one after the other checked it out. Despite rules against keeping a picture for more than two consecutive months, we kept that picture the whole school year for three straight years. We would go to the library first thing in August when we arrived at school and check out the "Cowboys" as we called it. If it was not available we would put it on reserve. Then each of us would put in a reserve in turn, so no one could grab it away from us until May when we headed back home.
Until today, I did not know the name of this painting. You can learn something every day, if you try.
Is there any doubt Russell is in Heaven right now schooling Kinkade about how to really use light in a painting?
If I could find a print of this painting on the cheap, I think I would put it up in my office. I bet you would too.