Saturday, March 31, 2012

caballo blanco


Update:

First I painted and posted this, then the news came out. 

I thought I should change the title.


 Boulder ultra-runner Micah True, 
a.k.a. Caballo Blanco,
 was last seen on Tuesday 
at the Gila Wilderness Lodge in Gila, New Mexico.
The best-selling book, "Born to Run", recounts
 Micah's time running the Copper Canyon in Mexico 
with the Tarahumara Indians.
Four days later, there still is no sign of him. 
The search continues.

9 comments:

Kevin Mizner said...

I wish my pasture looked so inviting...

SamArtDog said...

Kevin,
First I painted and posted this, then the news came out. Thought I should change the title.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Love the painting, the horse is just a suggestion in the distance. Subtle and beautiful. Sad to know that the ultrarunner is still missing ... good news doesn't often come after 4 days.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful painting. I hope there will be good news on the missing runner.

Celeste Bergin said...

oh, so sad that he is missing! It is a wonderful painting.

SamArtDog said...

Micah's body was found yesterday at the cliff dwellings. No signs of trauma.
It's pure coincidence that I posted this painting of the caballo blanco yesterday. I'm glad I did.

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice painting.
What happened to the runner? Heart attack??

SamArtDog said...

I haven't heard the coroner's results. I assume Steph and Peter were True friends. Big memorial cum run at Chautaqua on Friday.

Page Railsback said...

OK..I did not know ANY of the sadness....I am SO sorry..
I merely looked at this and was blown away ...It is absolutely beautiful...I thought it was an oil..and was delighted that any medium can look so buttery and gorg