I think I'm going to need an eye exam after this one. Boy! Small details and old eyes make painting a difficult job! In the end though he turned out pretty good. The colors are bright and balanced and everything seems to work. So, now it's off to the next project while we still wait for the high speed installation. They say patience is a virtue but I'm beginning to wonder. More photos in the Gallery.
With the easy part of the painting applied and the shirts, hat and knife sheaf beading areas primed, it's time to start doing some research on the type of beaded patterns to use. The areas might appear a little stark in the photo but the end result will be balanced by choosing colors that will compliment both the figure and the three beaded areas. Judy and I are just back from our annual trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and while there were lucky enough to attend the Elk Fest in the town of Jackson. (https://www.elkfest.org/) Could be old Bill could have got the handle of his knife in that area. There certainly are plenty of Elk there. Matter of fact....that could be old Bill, or a friend of his, in this photo, taken at a Mountain Man event recently. We love the Jackson Hole area as you just can't beat the beauty of the place. The Tetons were magnificent this trip and we extended our stay to spend a few days at the Triangle X Ranch in the Teton park. That's the Dude and the Dudette on their horses riding on the bank of the Snake River with the Tetons in the background. Unfortunately for Judy....her horse spooked when we came across a large herd of Elk and she had to walk a mile back to the ranch with one of the Wranglers.
The town of Jackson is also one of the main locations for the top Galleries that specialize in western art. It's a real treat to see the latest paintings and sculpture and to check out what's happening in the current western art scene. It's good to be back home and back at the workbench. We're still waiting for that high speed hook-up but things are looking up. At least that's what they're telling us. So, until next time.....I'll talk to you later.