Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tractor Portrait

oil 8x10 inches click for purchase info and magnifier I didn't have much painting time in January, but the month definitely ended in a positive way, paint-wise. Yesterday I got out to Irvine Regional Park in Orange where this old tractor asked to have her portrait painted. Mostly the light was cloudy and overcast which allowed me to slow down and enjoy myself instead of racing against changing conditions. As I painted, the Shetland ponies nearby snorted and chewed, and the little train clicked by again and again full of young children on field trips. One painting, then one wipe-out in the afternoon. Having had good dose of dirt, trees and fresh cold air, I went home a happy painter.


  1. You are going to sell this one so fast. You gave the tractor even more character. Wish I could have been there painting along side you! Sounds like an awesome day.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day you had, Karen! And, your finished "portrait" is outstanding. I love the variety of colors you used to model the form. This is a gem!

  3. I love this Karen, it looks as though it's really standing for a portrait and you caught that personality of a hard worker and past stories. Super nice!


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