Sunday, October 17, 2010

Those Were Shining Times

I really like this old timer.  The paint really sets him off and just looking at him gives you a feeling of the good times during the height of the fur trapping period of our history.   The shirt beading is from a Sioux war shirt design and the little front possibles pouch is just something I made up.  The painting and shadows of the hair and beard gives a lot of flow and rhythm to the piece and the big floppy hat frames the piece just right.  Am I bragging?  Sure!  Why not!
I hope you like him too and there are more photos in the Gallery.  As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.


  1. Wow, what a carving and what a paint job, outstanding job Lynn.

  2. your carvings are a prime example of what a superb finish can do to a carving, how that can make it POP!! thanks lynn

  3. Lynn

    Great job, as usual, Mountain men are one of my favorites. Did you make the glasses or did you purchase them. Thanks for all you do for us.

  4. You detail never ceases to amaze me. The bead work is just the latest example.

    So, I have to ask the question does the brush you use have 2 or 3 bristles in it:-) I *know* I don't have anything that fine!

  5. Your work is great... truly great