Simply love the striped vest. Would not like to be the person he is angry at.
What a stern expression. He looks like a taskmaster that will never be satisfied by the "help". Lots of great detailing on him, I especially like the teeth visible around that clenched cigar. Nice little touch that adds another layer of realism. The base is really beautiful wood, I would love to have a table made out of that, it is a thing of beauty all by itself. Outstanding job (as usual).
Lynn, how do you decide if you are going to use a round base or a square base?When are you going to reveal your latest idea for us?Don't want to mess with this guy, I too like the vest and the detail of the teeth, another good one!
I'll generally go for the base with a curved form if possible. But a lot of times it depends on what material I have on hand. For full figures or scenes I'll stay away from the square completely if possible.
Great piece. Love the vest. What did you use for the hat string and the bolo? It looks like string but I am not sure.Thanks for sharing. I love the wispy hair on top. Looks authentic.Eric Owens
The string is just twisted wire like I use on Lariats.
I'm here to tell ya great job. It is a very well done piece. Question.Well may two. Who if anyone inspired you? Who did you learn from? Many of us are students of yours even though we have never met. Learning from you is a pleasure in deed. Thanks for all that you do for us. Ginny
I've been inspired by so many other western artists I couldn't begin to list them all. Charlie Russell, Remington, Joe Beeler, I love them all. I never really learned from anyone. Like most carvers starting back in the 70's, I bought the Harold Enlow book and went from there. Having painted quite a bit before, the marriage of that, my interest in all things western, carving caricatures just seemed natural to me.
I'm glad I don't have to work for this Boss! :) Outstanding carving.