- Ken Scott American Frontier Artist
- I am an artist and illustrator whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. As an artist, I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century limner, or traveling artist and naturalist. I’ve always been drawn to things that have a history and a story behind them, things that show signs of wear or age. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. Each of my paintings resonates with an historical perspective upon its completion, a look and patina of having been loved and handed down from generation to generation, hinting at ownership by a long forgotten person. Pencil notations and marginalia are often added to give an additional appearance of age and prior usage. My artistic versatility has helped me achieve status as one of the top craftspeople in America. Early American Life magazine has thrice named me one of the top traditional craftsmen in America. My work has been featured as movie props, used in TV documentaries and videos and seen numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Old Pouch Friday: Inside of Pouch
This photo shows the inside of one of the my pouches. It allows you to see the removable pocket inside. A removable pocket is just an envelope of leather made to just slide inside the bellows of the pouch. This pocket would allow the owner of the pouch, if he had two rifles of different caliber or a rifle gun and a smooth bore, to change pockets for different gear. An ingenious invention that I saw on an old original pouch. The two smaller pockets on each side of the inner back of the pouch are used for tools or flints.