Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big Wheel


Big Wheel
oil on pre-primed hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

Earth moving equipment is another of my favorite subjects, but one that seldom gets much exposure. I suppose it's something with a limited audience, but I think they're amazing looking. Like some great prehistoric creature. The tires, in particular, are a wonderful focal point. I granted myself as much time as I needed on all the pieces being posted this week. It was a luxury, but these compositions were a bit more complicated than much of what I usually do, and I felt they needed that extra time. Plus, they were all such fun to paint. If you are one of that rare breed who can appreciate the beauty of a front end loader, and would like to bid on this painting, you can access the auction by clicking here.


6 comments:

theresamillerwatercolors said...

AWSOME, POWERFUL!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Only you could take something we see in our city every day, and make it a wall-worthy, jaw-dropping, incredible piece of art. I've never looked twice at an earth mover, but this is awesome-gorgeous.

Tracy Hall said...

I can't say I've ever appreciated this kind of machinery but somehow you managed to turn it into something I would be happy to see every day on my wall :)

JAN said...

this is tremendous i can almost feel that rubbery texture in my mind..wonderful realism

William Hawkins said...

The machines! ...source of fear and joy and wonder to every boy's heart. Good to see this...Thanks for such cool scenes so easy on the eyes

k8degr8 said...

Love this! Wish I had some moulah to buy it... I had just decided to go out and paint something just like this tomorrow, so your painting is a great inspiration!