"Lost and Forgotten"
10x8" Oil on Canvas
Meet my model, David the Dumper
Here's one for all you dump truck lovers out there. The owner of the RV Park here in Santa Fe, collects old forgotten farm and oil pump machinery that stand like sentinels around the perimeter of the park, frozen in time like a graveyard of unsung heroes. This painting was completed in 4 hours and I was really happy with it especially the way the old abandoned truck came out. The light and color changes so quickly out here, I swear I could paint the exact same landscape every 30 minutes and it would be a completely different piece. We've decided to hang out here for another couple of days... so much to absorb and possibilities for painting...it's an endless smorgasbord of choices everywhere you look.
Walter told me that Sagre de Cristo translated means "Blood of Christ High" and Santa Fe means "in Holy Faith." What perfect names for these mountains and city...I couldn't feel more alive and in touch with the spirit here in this lofty desert cathedral.
Some of David Dumper's buddies: Tommy Tractor, Bobby Bulldozer and some of the rest of the gang
PS. A word of note, if you ever think about going to the UFO museum in Roswell...forget it...its like looking at a giant scrape book