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Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona by James Lewis Hamilton

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Featured in the ‘Works on Paper’ group. AND on Feb. 23, 2010 was Featured again in the “American Southwest” group.
Featured in the “Retired and Happy” group 3/12/10.
Featured in the"This Is Relevant" group 3/16/10
and voted a ‘top ten’ in a “Paint the West” group challenge in May 2010. AND another ‘top ten’ challenge win in “The Wild West Show” group in June 2010.
Featured 5/24/12 in “Sketching and Drawings and Paintings” group

VIEW LARGER !!! So you can READ the gravemarkers !
A pen and ink sketch of a few of the tombstones in Boot Hill cemetery. This historic ‘old west’ town bills itself as “The Town Too Tough to Die”. The sky was done with Illustrator Markers.

The whole place gives some impression of what life in the wild west was like. It’s a fun outing for locals and tourists alike. This sketch was an experiment to compose a work showing some of the most interesting tombstones and the essence of the place.

The sketch was done in my Canson Sketch book with Universal Recycled acid free paper.


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A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
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  • TaniaLosada
    TaniaLosadaalmost 5 years ago

    Great work :)

  • Thank you for your comment and compliment.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 4 years ago

  • Features are always wonderful, I’m grateful for the acknowledgment!
    Thanks……… ; – ))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    nice art been here too jim they were all dead then too

  • de ain’t dead, cause we’ve ‘made em ALIVE again’!!!!!!!!!!!! The POWER of art!
    ;-))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • an inspiration to live….

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    This looks even better enlarged. I laughed at the George Johnson one, ‘cos that’s what they call a friend of mine :)

  • well, make sure ya tell him bout his namesake… might wanta watch his back… so ta speak…
    ;-))) and VIEWING LARGER is probably necessary to read those funny grave markers… thanks.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    i always liked the one that said—hung on the way to the hanging—-i love impatience in us, to see excitment-and of??couse justice to the bad guys-just ice them as the baddies say

  • I always been weary of the guy that claims ya can’t hang him better than he already is… oops ;-)))))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    Have you ever had a chat with my friend Madvlad? You have a very similar sense of humour and, being American, both even speak the same language :-P

    Walt is one of the most productive artists on Redbubble … his portfolio is well worth a visit if you’ve not already been there.

  • Dave, Guess you missed the message where Walt proposed marriage to me… then when I quipped back he decided I wasn’t lady-like enough… sigh, what a heart breaker he IS…
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    How dare he say you are not ladylike; he’s such a tease :o) Hit him with your purse James. I am envious … I’ve known Walt since August 2007 and he’s never once proposed to me. Boo-hoo – I guess he just isn’t turned on by men with beards :)

  • but I bet he’d like to draw your NOSE!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • and thank you for accepting it!!!!!!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Raph
    Raphover 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • yeah… out west here we say…It’s ta die for!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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