The Punt Gun Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Punt Gun Original Mixed Media Painting

1,200.00

36x18 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on stained maple panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

Punt guns are extremely large shotguns used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to hunt waterfowl. These massive guns were much too large to fire from the shoulder, so they were mounted to small hunting boats called punts. Using a punt gun, a single hunter could kill up to 50 ducks or geese sitting on the waters’ surface IN ONE SHOT. They were so effective at killing wild waterfowl, that a series of state laws and eventually federal laws outlawed them in the early 1900s to protect depleting populations of ducks and geese.

The Punt Gun was created using subdued tones of acrylic and watercolor paint. Overall, it has the feel of a vintage photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed characters were crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood panel. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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