Old Brave in Minnesota Winter – Oil on 11 x 14 Canvas Panel


Old Brave in Minnesota Winter – Painted on July 14, 2008 – I grew up in northern Minnesota and was exposed to a great number of native Americans at the time.  Senior citizens have so much character in their faces and that makes painting them interesting, fun and rewarding if you get it to look right. I think finally I did here. I’d appreciate your comments. Incidentally, if you do recognize the eyes, (you may recall seeing them in a different color), in this one you get a gold star too.


Sarah G. from Washington won the gold star by identifying the eyes in this one in July of 2008. It was a fun little contest.





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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.