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 the annual Klondike Days Rendevous.  Many events from sawing competitions, Native American Pow Wow...(indoors) 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" 

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