|John Deere Nortrax 80C Excavator, gouache, 5 x 8 inches|
Here's what the painting looked like at an early stage. I measured everything out pretty carefully, but then blocked in the colors loosely.
The new video is going to be a lot of fun. I'll be doing two different imaginative-realism paintings entirely on location. Each one is based on details drawn from the scene around me. In this case I've been going to this construction site on weekends when the machines aren't working, so I can really study all their workings up close.