Bin Deere, Done That 2

October 1, 2012

Bin Deere, Done That 2; Oil on Canvas 36″ x 48″

After finishing the painting, Bin Deere, Done That (11″ x 14″), I felt that the design could make a great impact in a larger size. I decided to take it out to 36″ x 48″. I opted to go more vibrant with the foreground to make a more stunning play with the complementary colors in the grain bins. Working this large on my single mast easel made for an extra challenge. Lots of rockin’ and rollin’ going on. This painting did take a little longer than I had planned, but I feel that the results are worth it.

While the grain bins are a bit generic, but the tractor is distinctly John Deere. I sent a watermarked photo of this painting (which was another learning experience) and a letter to the John Deere corporation to see if they might purchase and add this painting to their corporate collection.

By the way, the original 11″ x 14″ painting received an award of Honorable Mention at the Farms & Barns 8 Regional Competition which will be on display at The Next Picture Show in Dixon Illinois through October 22.

Bin Deere, Done That 2 will be on display during the Rockford Fall ArtScene 2012 October 5 & 6. This piece and two dozen more works will be at Bennie’s, 126 N. 1st Street, Rockford.

P.S. – In preparing this work for the ArtScene display, I sprayed Retouch Varnish on the work. This will add some shine to the image and offer a little protection until I can apply the finish varnish. Problem is, I decided to apply the varnish in our basement. Shortly after applying the varnish, our oldest son stopped by to wash some clothes (still likes the free Mom n’ Pop Laundromat). The fumes in the basement did not mix well with the clothes in the drier. Earlier this evening I received a text message that his clothes (which went through the drier cycle) still smell like the varnish. Oops!

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