Russell Paints a Masterpiece by Andy Thomas



Capturing Charlie Russell with his friend Joe DeYong in Russell's studio. A letter written by Joe DeYong, who is in the painting, to a Paul Eldridge. The letter describes DeYong's visit to Russell's studio and includes a description of Russell's mannerisms while painting. He also talks about the paintings he saw in the studio.

The painting on the easel is When the Land Belonged to God. The paintings arrayed around the easel, going clockwise and starting in the lower left corner with the partial painting on the floor are, The Slick Ear, Whiskey Smugglers Caught with the Goods, The Bell Mare, At Rope's End, Whose Meat? and One of the Rough String. The painting on the floor in the lower right is Jumped.