Ready for Action!

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Ready for Action!, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
11″ x 14″
NFS

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.

Facing North

 

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Facing North, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
12″ x 24″
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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.

Facing North in frame Low Res
In the Frame

On The Canal

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On The Canal, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
11″ x 14″
$150

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.

Old Bird

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Old Bird, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
11″x 14″
$150

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.

Dan’s Tractor

Dan's Tractor
Dan’s Tractor, 2016
Acrylic on Panel
19.5″ x 34.5″
$350

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.

Red Tractor

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Red Tractor, 2015
Acrylic on panel
11″ x 14″
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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.