Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tom's finished oil painting one hour later. An Indian knife in a beaded scabbard. 9"x12" Oil
My setup with the demo painting blocked in on the floor and the finished watercolor on the easle.

My painting 1 hour later. It is a gouache watercolor painting 16"x20".

Yesterday was the annual Open House at the Wind River Historical Center here in Dubois. The event features frontier skills, as well as showcasing a variety of talents of the area. It is quite an event and looked forward to by many locals and visitors alike. The cookout features a phenomenal stew and Fry Bread that is to die for. My pardner and I do a quick draw for the event every year as a fund raiser. We actully set up in the morning and I do a demonstration painting while Tom does flint napping and talks about how to build a Bighorn Sheep Bow the way the indians did it. He is considered the worlds master at doing this. The Quick-Draw is from noon to 1:00 and a silent auction on the pieces runs from completion to 3:00. Here I am working away at my quick-draw
I have put a little more time into my Horse Creek Painting. I did quite a bit of it in Acrylic and then switched to Oils to finish it up. A ways to go but it is coming along. 16"x20" on canvas.