F. McLintock’s iconic “Clint the Cowboy” gets a makeover
Shell Beach’s iconic F. McClintox Saloon Cowboy transforms.
Ryan Caster, owner and operator of Caster Painting, is responsible for modifying the statue overlooking Highway 101. âClint the Cowboyâ was carved from wood in 1983 by Filipino woodcarver Eusebio Dalei.
Caster says Clint’s hat was rotten about 10 years ago and had to be fixed and repainted. He researched the color of the paint to accurately reflect the period.
Power Drift moves the casters 25 feet above the ground. He says it makes painting the eye more difficult because the elevator moves a lot. He is the first to draw such a statue.
Currently, the wheels are in nine different colors, including the new brass color of the gun and the ivory white handle of the gun. âI was trying to duplicate more Henry brass rifles, but this time I upgraded it to an ivory hilt with a pistol, so I thought that was cool. The colors will be a little more pop.
He said it was great to be able to admire his work, as Caster is a local painter and drives regularly on Highway 101. He tells KSBY that this project was a good challenge for him and gave him the opportunity to perfecting his skills as a painter.
The lower saddle at the bottom of the statue still has work to do.
âThis is just one of the great opportunities in life. It is a real honor to be here and to work on something that symbolizes the central coast.
F. McLintock’s iconic “Clint the Cowboy” gets a makeover F. McLintock’s iconic “Clint the Cowboy” gets a makeover