Thursday, March 13, 2014
Fur Trader circa 1700s....Klondike Days
Traveled up to Eagle River two weekends ago...about an hour north of where I live here in NE Wisconsin...to the annual Klondike Days Rendevous. Many events from sawing competitions, Native American Pow Wow...(indoors)...to a re-enactment camp of British and French fur traders, indigenous survival...(which was appropriate at minus 20 degrees below zero).
I took some interesting photos...for references...and painted this chap dressed as an early French Fur Trader...with a Hawkins .50 cal black powder rifle...
Oil on linen... 12"x 9"