View Full Version : Never Made it Back (to Oklahoma City) UPDATED -- Title explained

06-14-2010, 02:10 AM
OK, after a few requests for more info here goes:

When I was 20 years old, I took a VERY bad flight in a blizzard and after a skidding landing in Newark I vowed not to fly again. This made going back to the University of New Mexico a bit problematic and I ended up a few weeks later on a Bus heading back to the southwest (48 hours in total)

On this trip I ended up sitting next to a pretty gal whose name now escapes me. She lived in Oklahoma City. We hit it off and since I was playing in a rock band that occasionally did a circuit through the southwest or West Texas I told her I would call her if we ever came through OKC.

As it happened, the band split up and I never did get there again. When I was doing this piece, I had a flashback to the whole episode when it occurred to me that the gal in the painting looked somewhat like her in her cowboy hat.

I have long since gone back to flying -- though I have never cared for it since. Al

Chalk and Pallet knife

06-14-2010, 04:24 AM
That's great Al! Well done. :):)

06-14-2010, 04:24 AM
Another fantastic painting AL. Love it:)

06-14-2010, 07:51 AM
I really like this style. Well done. Best wishes Jo x

06-14-2010, 10:39 AM
Love it Al!

06-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Hey Al! Excellent work! I need to go back to see what I have missed from you. Hope all is well and I hope to be back on more often soon. This one pulled me right in!

06-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Very nice Al:):)

06-15-2010, 05:19 AM
I donīt know the story behind this one, but itīs a captivating portrait. Itīs a good thing she didnīt make it back ot OKC this morning--flash floods closing most roads in the center. :cool:

06-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Intriguing image and title ...:rolleyes: I'm a little curious for one of Your interesting explanation.

06-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Yep I go along with Caesar on that :confused::confused::confused: :D:D:D

06-16-2010, 09:35 AM
See updated copy at the top 6/15/10

06-16-2010, 02:46 PM
It must have been a pretty girl, when she makes such a pretty picture.

06-18-2010, 09:21 AM
That meeting marked forever. Nice painting Al.