|Retired Red Tractor 12"h by 16"w plein air in oil on canvas panel|
Years ago, Marja's dad had admired the tractor at the nearby Wiegand farm, and eventually he obtained it. For years, he kept it in good repair and repainted it red, and here it sits as a true historical representation of a time gone by in Carlsbad, California..
I entered the painting in the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League's "Members' Exhibit" this spring, and it was awarded First Place in Oil/Acrylic Category. The judge for this show was Greg LaRock, one of my favorite plein air painters, so that was a real honor!