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old derrick sunset
by monte wilson
- Artist Notes
- I've been asked at several festivals about paintings of oil wells and rigs. While it hasn't been a subject I have considered painting before, I thought why not see what I can come up with. The newer derricks and rigs just didn't provide enough inspiration for me to do them justice...ah, but the old wooden derricks with their shanty shack pump houses made interesting subjects. In this painting I wanted to contrast the old buildings against a bright colorful sky to give it a more dramatic effect...
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- texas, usa
- Artist Biography
is a fundamental part of my being. When placing brush to canvas I often
get “lost” in the scene I am painting; anxious to see where the next
stroke leads. For me each new work is an adventure; little narratives
in time and space, nature and beauty. I strive not only t ...
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