Monday, May 21, 2007

Butte.




Acrylic on board. Copyright Dreamworks.

10 comments:

Goro said...

these are so beautiful!
Great work!

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Thank you Goro.
Cheers.

SIM-R said...

All beautiful!- but I really like the top one . Great stuff man .

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Simon,
Thanks...The top one is also my favorite of that bunch.
Cheers.

Michael said...

You're cookin' with gas here, Luc!

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Michael,
That's a funny way of putting it but I guess I'll take it as a compliment. Thanks.
Cheers.

Michael said...

It's an american expression dating from the swing and boogie era, meaning things are going really well now.

You sometimes hear it as an interjection from bandleaders on old jazz dance records (Think Cab Calloway et al).

My guess is that people moving from the back country, who had been used to cooking with wood, were impressed by the efficiency and versatility of the gas appliances they found and used when they migrated to the cities.

Someone will shoot me down on that interpretation, I'm sure. :)

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hey Michael,
A wonderful anecdote and your tentative explanation makes perfect sense to me. Thankfully, it also dispells all unwanted associations with flatulence and other gastric disagreaments.
Cheers.

Michael said...

Er, This is about buttes, not butts, Luc.

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Ah, yes, all is clear now, still, next time I'll call it a 'Mesa'... just in case.
Cheers.