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!
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I hope you like him too and there are more photos in the Gallery.  As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.

5 comments:

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

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  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

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  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.

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  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!

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  5. Your work is great... truly great

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