Friday, January 27, 2012

Tractor

12"x12"

We had one snowstorm in November, but it melted in a day or so. There was rain and warm weather into January.
We finally got a good snow cover last week, and some sun to go with it.

Finding a place to park in the winter can be challenging. I don't have 4WD, so when I see something that I'd like to paint I have to be careful if I pull into the ditch.
On this day, there was too much snow, so I asked a nearby neighbor if I could park in their driveway.
It's always interesting after you ring the doorbell, not knowing what you are going to be met with. I always explain that I'm interested to paint a landscape, and would like to park my car on their property. These people understood right away and were accommodating.
Sometimes it takes a bit more explaining, something like, "I don't want to paint on the tractor, I want to paint the tractor."
Of course, painting in town is another option, where parking is a bit easier.

6 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Great values and lustrous colours. Lovely.

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks, Mick.
I appreciate it. I'm hoping for more sun soon!
Kyle

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the blue shadow. It's very alluring and gorgeous. Beautiful and lovely work.

Dottie Leatherwood said...

From the sky to the shadows in the snow and the backlit tractor that pulls it all togeter, beautiful painting.

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Shelly and Dottie,
Thanks for checking in with this piece. I'm a member of the Pthalo Blue Man Group!

Kyle

Jami Buck said...

I love the strong design element in your paintings. And the Pthalo blue is lovely in your capable hands.