Thursday, January 03, 2013

Black Buffalo

Here's another one that has been setting on the counter for much too long.  I turned the base this morning and burnt the fur on the robe and the bear claw necklace so the next steps will be to....

1. Figure out just what he's holding.
2. Cut the openings for the claws. I've already carved them.
3. Carve inserts to go in front of and behind the braids.
4. Paint.
5. Insert and fix the claws permanently in place.

This is a pretty large piece....standing about 17" with the base.  There will be some designs and pictographs on the robe so he should really be a colorful piece.  Hope you will agree.


  1. Looks good, I don't know how you do it. Time after time. Another good one . I just saw the OPsade Cowboy. He is my favorite so far. Of course I love the Cowboys.
    I would love to see a video of you putting a cowboy on a Horse for us. Maybe in the near furture. Ginny

  2. Both of the new ones are great. I think the Indian would look good holding a tomahawk..with some feathers or braids on the handle. The cowboy is great. Like Ginny I too look forward to someday seeing you put the cowboy o the horse. Great job on sure have been busy.

  3. I'd like to see Black Buffalo holding a pipe. There are a lot of old photos of important men holding pipes in this pose. Also, a horned headdress like this could have a few eagle feathers hanging down on the back side. Nice work as always!

  4. OOPs type-o error I ment Osage Cowboy. But I think you knew what I was trying to say. Thanks Ginny

  5. Ms Ginny....
    I left a note for you back on the auction thread.....