Jim Thomas, Artist
Jim Thomas
(as seldom seen - in a suit)

  • Texas Society of Sculptors
  • Guild of Austin Architectural Artisans
  • Austin Diocese Fine Arts Council
  • Texas Society of Architects
 
 

CATALOG

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Online catalog last revised on 7/1/13

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(CCC) -- indicates the sculpture is a part of the "Cowboy Country Club" series

AMERICAN EAGLE
#2 of 5 -- This full scale bust of an American eagle was first commissioned as a retirement gift for a USAF Academy graduate.
Eagle sculpture
BACHELOR'S CLUB
#1 of 20 -- Gathered around a scratching tree, two horses stand head to tail swattin' each other's flies. Another horse leans into the first two for support while scratching fleas in his ear with a rear hoof. A fourth horse rolls in the dirt at their feet, dustin' his back...the one place he can't scratch.
BARBARA ALLEN (CCC)
#11 of 20 -- This is another of the old timey favorite cowboy songs. Playing this old cowboy guitar favorite brings up memories of home in the evening around the campfire. Many of the old cowboy songs had their beginnings in folk songs brought over from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cowboy Singing Sculpture
BELL STEER (1/6 scale)
#2 of 20 -- The BELL STEER is the lead steer in a Chisholm Trail cattle drive. This particular longhorn steer (on base) may also be seen as the lead steer in LONGHORN ROUNDUP. This is a commemorative for the Round Rock Chisholm Trail Artscape.
Longhorn steer sculpture
BELL STEER (1.5 scale)
#2 of 5 -- duplicate of belled steer at Round Rock Chisholm Trail Crossing Artscape.
Plus Lifesize Longhorn Sculpture
BETTIN' THE RANCH
#12 of 20 -- Check out the hands of these two old geezers as they play poker atop an old soapbox. One has his hand near his arm guard and the other near his boot. Wonder what they have up their sleeves and cuffs!?
BEVO
Sold Out -- longhorn steer on base.
----> Inquire about a new Bevo (currently in progress).
BISON
#3 of 5 -- full size running buffalo.
Buffalo sculpture lifesize
BLACK MADONNA
#2 of 5 -- This 1/2 scale sculpture of an African American rendering of the Virgin Mary and Jesus was a commission for Holy Cross Catholic Church in Austin for their new patio. In researching for the figure, the artist found 26,000 Internet sites on the BLACK MADONNA.
Black Madonna Sculpture for Church
BROOD MARE
#1 of 20 -- A trail herd mare trots along with the remuda. This sculpture is also used with STUD in COURTSHIP on a common base.
Brood Mare Sculpture by Jim Thomas
BRUSH BUSTER
#3 of 20 -- This early sculpture of a running bull elk shows him with his horns laid back over his shoulder to clear the snags as he breaks through the brush.
Elk Sculpture
BUFFALO SKULL
#37 -- framed buffalo skull.
BULL ELK
#1 of 20 -- A royal bull elk with six points per side. The lead figure in MOUNTAIN ROYALTY.
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CHECKIN' HIS MARES
#31 of 35 -- This has been one of the artist's favorite sculptures through the years, as evidenced by the nearly closed out edition. Five of the castings were done in sterling silver with turquoise inlays, and all five sold within four hours at a Las Vegas exhibition. The turquoise gave the patina effect of an Appaloosa.
CHIGGERS (CCC)
#5 of 20 -- The invisible chiggers are an unwelcome part of any outdoorsman's life, especially that of a cowboy who has to ride horseback with chigger bites under his leather chaps and in the worst places!
CHUCKWAGON (CCC)
#4 of 20 -- The trail drive chuckwagon was home and headquarters for the cowboys who drove cattle from Texas to the railheads in Kansas or worked cattle in very large pastures. This sculpture is an exact replica of the artist's old personal chuckwagon and is complete in every detail including the wood grain, a working chuckbox tailgate, wheels that move and a singletree with a moveable fifth wheel. The sculpture is approximately 44 inches long by 12 inches high.
Chuckwagon bronze sculpture
COME AND GET IT (CCC)
#17 of 30 -- The camp cook's call to breakfast, lunch, or dinner was the cowboy's favorite tune. "Cookie" would often serve thick beef stew with vegetables, hot apple pie, and thick sour dough biscuits cooked over the coals in Dutch oven!
CONTRACT
#7 of 20 -- A western man's word is his bond, sealed with a handshake. This cowboy has removed his right-hand glove before shaking hands, an unspoken cowboy politeness. To leave the glove on when shaking hands might imply the other's handshake was unworthy.
COUNTRY DOC
#4 of 20 -- country doctor with small boy, cracker barrel, and hound dog.
COUP D'ETAT
#10 of 90 -- Indian lancer galloping horse back with spear and shield.
Indian lancer galloping horse sculpture by Jim Thomas
COURTSHIP
#7 of 20 -- Running Quarter horse stud and mare on common base. Sold separately as STUD and BROOD MARE.
Running Quarterhorse and mare on common base, by Jim Thomas, sculptor
COWBOY COUNTRY CLUB
#1 of 5 -- complete series with CHUCKWAGON as centerpiece and 11 camp scenes on common base.
COWBOY COURTSHIP
#6 of 20 -- picnic scene of cowboy bringing flowers to his girlfriend.
Cowboy and girlfriend sculpture by Jim Thomas
CROSSING THE BRUSHY AT THE ROUND ROCK
#7 of 20 -- cowboy roping bogged steer out of Brushy Creek at Round Rock--official Round Rock Chisholm Trail Commemorative.
Cowboys working cattle at Brushy Creek sculpture by Jim Thomas
CROSSING THE CANADIAN
#19 of 30 -- The South Canadian River in the Texas panhandle is a treacherous place, said to be a "mile wide and an inch deep" and most of that quicksand. Cattle crossings were at rocky locations with better footing and in some cases a cable was stretched across to aid the cattle and cowboys.
CUTTING HORSE SADDLE
#3 of 20 -- 1/3 scale highly detailed Cutting Horse saddle, mounted on walnut rack and base.
DEER SONG
#2 of 5 -- Full scale Indian in deer antler headdress singing his hunting ceremonial song. This piece won "Best of Show" in Texas Society of Sculptors Annual Exhibition.
Full-Scale Indian in Deer antler headdress sculpture by Jim Thomas
ESPUELAS
#13 of 20 -- A cowboy's spurs, or "espuelas", are an important part of his riding gear, especially for persuading old-time range horses which often started out a cold morning with excessive spirit and speed!
FIRST LONGHORN
#11 of 30 -- sixteenth century prehistoric Indian with wolf dog inspecting first longhorn skull-winner 1979 TCA gold medal-one of Jim's most accepted bronzes with his peer group.
FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS
#4 of 5 -- full scale longhorn skull with Spanish conquistador skull, helmet and spur in sand (#2 in permanent collection at Liberty Hill International Sculpture Exposition).
Full-scale longhorn skull with conquistador skull, helmet and spur in sand, by Jim Thomas
FORTY WINKS (CCC)
#12 of 20 -- Using his saddle for a pillow, his saddle blanket for warmth, and his cowdog for company were part of the day's routine for range cowboys.
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GOD IS PEACE (CCC)
#28 of 50 -- There was always a bible in camp on trail drives and many an evening hour was spent reading a favorite passage before bedding down for the night.
GOT AN ITCH
#46 of 90 -- colt scratching ear.
A HOLE IN ONE, A (CCC)
#7 of 20 -- Keeping the cold and wet out is a full-time maintenance job for working cowboys. This one pokes a finger through a hole in his boot as he prepares to layer sheets of old newspaper over the inside of the hole.
Cowboy repairing boot bronze sculpture by Jim Thomas
HOW SWEET IT IS
#76 -- whimsical hound scratching.
KING RANCH SADDLE
#6 of 30 -- 1/3 scale highly detailed Texas double-rig saddle from the artist's personal King Ranch Saddle. The Texas double-rig was one of the first livestock saddles developed after the Civil War and played an integral part in gathering the vast herds of Longhorn cattle for the trail drives to market. This sculpture is mounted on a walnut rack and base; complete and totally detailed with tapederos, leather tooling and saddle strings.
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LABRADOR RETRIEVER
#6 of 30 -- Lab diving in water after waterfowl.
 
LADS ON POINT, THE
#2 of 20 -- A Llewellean Setter and German Short Hair Pointer lock up on a bird hidden in the stump during a highland hunt.
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LAZY ITCH
#20 of 90 -- Small pony resting on the ground while idly scratching his ear with a rear hoof.
LONGHORN
#122 -- framed small longhorn head.
LONGHORN ROUNDUP
#6 of 20 -- Official Chisholm Trail Crossing Commemorative of horse and rider chousing three Longhorns towards Brushy Creek.
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MAIL FROM MOM
#9 of 20 -- 1/4 scale of cowboy leaning on mailbox, reading his mail. Comes with buyer's name and town on side of mailbox.
Cowboy getting mail sculpture - personalized casting by Thomas Studio
MARY AND JESUS
#3 of 5 -- 3 ft. high, teenage Jesus, standing in front of Mary, teaching in the temple.
Mary and Jesus bronze sculpture by Jim Thomas
MONEY IN THE BANK
#2 of 20 -- This 1/4 scale cowboy is carrying in a newborn calf that needs a little extra help to survive.
Cowboy carrying calf sculpture by Jim Thomas
MOUNTAIN ROYALTY
#2 of 20 -- A Royal Elk with six points per side leads his cow and yearling bull calf through the high country. The BULL ELK is available separately.
Royal Elk with cow and yearling sculpture
MUSTANG
#15 of 90 -- Small impressionistic prancing mustang pony.
MYSTIC WARRIOR (Cast Paper)
#3 of 100 -- 1/3 scale impressionistic and realism mixed relief in a startling image of a warrior appearing out of the mist. Museum archival paper casting (framed, 17"x27").
MYSTIC WARRIOR (Bronze)
#3 of 20 -- In bronze with frame for wall hanging. 1/3 scale impressionistic and realism mixed.
PIONEER BOY (1/6 scale)
#1 of 90 -- official Chisholm Trail Commemorative of Emmett Cluck as a five-year old boy showing his mother a prized frog captured in Brushy Creek, miniature of 1.5 scale Pioneer Boy at Round Rock Chisholm Trail Artscape.
PIONEER BOY (1.5 scale)
#2 of 5 -- duplicate of Pioneer Boy at Round Rock Chisholm Trail Artscape.
PIONEER WOMAN (1.5 scale)
#2 of 5 -- 8'  bronze casting; duplicate of Pioneer Woman at Round Rock Chisholm Trail Artscape.
Pioneer Woman by Jim Thomas
PRAYER, THE
#11 of 20 -- conjuring horseback Indian with lance and shield.
Indian on horseback sculpture
PRAYING FOR RAIN
#52 -- whimsical cub.
REFUSAL, THE
#18 of 30 -- Comanche bride capture scene, 1976 Texas Cowboy Artists Association Gold Medal for sculpture.
Comanche bride capture Sculpture
RISE AND SHINE (CCC)
#5 of 20 -- The wakeup call coming before sunup from the foreman on a trail drive sounds just as bad to a sleeping cowboy as it did as a child on a school day.
Cowboy wakeup call sculpture
ROUND ROCK
#12 of 90 -- Small sculpture of the famous round rock located in the center of the Brushy Creek crossing of the Chisholm Trail in the city of Round Rock, Texas. This is the site of the 22-figure, 1.5 scale "THE CROSSING" bronze artscape by Jim Thomas commemorating the Chisholm Trail.
SHORT STUFF
#15 -- Whimsical cowboy hat over cowboy boots...but no cowboy!
STITCH IN TIME, A (CCC)
#12 of 20 -- A cowboy hand sews a loose stitch in his saddle.
Cowboy stitching his saddle sculpture
STUD
#3 of 20 -- trotting stud on bronze rock base.
TASCOSA BUFFALO
#27 -- framed buffalo head.
TEXANS
#2 of 10 -- A 1/3 scale sculpture of a cowman walking hand in hand with his wife as he leaves for the long trail drive to the northern markets. He holds his "King Ranch Saddle".
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TEXAS DOUBLE-RIG SADDLE
#20 of 50
Texans sculpture - cowboy and wife - by Jim Thomas
TEXAS LONGHORN SKULL
#5 of 10 -- full-scale Texas longhorn skull in bronze as a wall mount; 5' horn spread.
TOO THIN TO PLOW, TOO THICK TO DRINK (CCC)
#10 of 20 -- A cowboy doubtfully drinks his morning camp coffee without complaining because "He who complains about the cooking becomes the cook!"
TRAVIS LONGHORN
#8 - full scale reclining longhorn, like one at the Round Rock Chisholm Trail Park
Full-scale reclining Longhorn sculpture
TRAVIS LONGHORN
#4 of 90 - 1/6 scale of Travis
Longhorn Sculpture 1/6 size
VFW Memorial -- Coming Home
ed. _____ -- full scale soldier waiting for bus home
Returning soldier sculpture by Jim Thomas
WELCOMING CHRIST
#2 of 5 -- This is a 1.5 scale bronze of Christ on a four-foot carved, white limestone base welcoming the parishioners to St. Mary Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lago Vista, Texas. The sculpture and the church are situated on the highest hill overlooking beautiful Lake Travis.
Welcoming Christ sculpture