Monday, February 20, 2012

Harford County Icon

 I came across this tractor sitting like a monument in a field near Norrisville at the crack of dawn.  It seemed to have a light of its own as the sun struck it. You can often find these old machines on the side of the road as you drive around, (sometimes with  for sale signs) as testaments to an earlier way of life in the county.  I am focusing on  a series of Harford co. images. There are moments and places  around here that quite beautiful. I love the burst of cadmium red in a green landscape.When the paint dries I plan to resolve the background a little more, but my intention was to be very gestural with the paint. Always wanted to do a tractor painting and here it is.    10x10in oil