In response to Betty's question, it is quite possible that the painting you possess could have been done by Thomas Tryon, the late actor. In addition to his acting career, Mr. Tryon also painted ans sculpted. The description of the painting sounds like the style of some of his other pieces.
Tryon paintings other than landscapingBetty
I have a very old painting found in attic of old building in Marshall Tx.I have had it also over 20 years. It is on board and is an old man with long hair & beard. Eyes so real they are freaky. signed (only ) Tryon. It looks sorta like Moses I dont know anything about it, ANY IDEAS.!