This painting was created from a photo I took at my brothers place in Dallas, Oregon. He has these two machines and a lot of work for them to do, hence the name.
I had the thought of taking some facebook pics of friends and family and turning them into zombies. Here’s my first go at it. Check out how I created this painting and the little video in the Adventure to Art article Creating You’ve Been Zombied!
A friend needed a painting for an auction she was doing for the Soap Lake Elementary/Middle School so I thought I’d have another go at this old McCormac International. I had a 12″ x 24″ frame so that dictated the size ratio.
Here’s another version of Dan’s tractor on the canal. This time I flipped the tractor to go from left to right and I also lowered the canal line down to emphasize the perspective of the tractor.
The 2nd of Dan’s Farmall Tractors siting on the canal. This was a nice compostion with the darks against the lights kind of rising up from the left corner up through the painting. It was a fun challenge trying to creating the illusion of the snow covered hill. I think this deserves another try in a larger format.
I’ve seen this old bird out a little ways off of Stratford Road for years. I finally stopped and took some pics. This old McCormac International has a lot to offer. Having sat in the weeds for years it’s developed a nice coat of green moss. I chose this angle because of the way the sky surrounded the silhouette of the combine. Hopefully there’ll be more of this guy in the future.
Another winter painting. The red tractor out in the cold with a little blast of sun in the distance.
This is a painting of my son, DJ’s Chevy Blazer. I painted this for his grandmother who wanted to give it to him for Christmas. His aunt took the photo, which is great. I really enjoyed this painting. See how I created this painting in the Adventure to Art article Creating DJ’s Truck.
I spotted a few tractors along Stratford Road and finally one day I pulled in and talked to the owner. Turns out he parked the tractors on the canal when he was a teenager and there they sat for some 40 years. I took some photos and here is the first painting. To see how I created this painting check out Adventure to Art article Creating Dan’s Tractor.
This is the same tractor in the “Tones of Barcelona” painting. This time I used a different photo and it’s painted from a different color scheme from the color combo book. Again, I added blue and a little yellow to give the painting some life.
This painting won Best of Show in the 2015 Soap Lake Winterfest Juried Art Show.