This is Gage Skinner. Gage is a cultural anthropologist, widely-traveled former Peace Corp Volunteer, Foreign Service Officer (South America), State and National Park Service Ranger (Oklahoma and the Rocky Mountain Region), professor at Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District, Fur Trade historian, re-enactor and poet. Gage posed for me in 2006 at the Mountain Man Rendezvous in Pinedale, Wyoming.
This painting is traditional oils on “Realgesso” Masonite.
Here is the final version of Gage’s portrait.
Here are two close-ups of my final version to show all the detail.
Thanks for riding along. Stay tuned, there are many more of my works in progress to come.