Almost getting run over, or just having some passer-by looking at me gawking on. Then fumbling out my tiny cheap camera, yes it's digital. No phone though. I have one at home that works without thumbs, you can simply speak into it. Pulling over on the side of a busy road has others thinking I'm crazy, or up to to no-good. A security guard looking at me staring at patterns in the pavement. One security guard at a construction site told me that some guys photograph the equipment on-site for stealing later. He said that there are thieves that steal to order. Having a record of potentials helps them shop the targeted machines to prospective clients. Many client/customers are out of country. Wow, an export market. I wonder if those thieves use phones to photograph. Or would they prefer a more precise photographic record of quality. Hhmm… yeah probably not. Maybe there's an app they use, hell maybe tweetin' out, hahaha better yet a facebook page for stolen construction equipment. Moving on…..not the quickest way there, more of an alternate route. Wandering into a light industrial area there's a lawn mower repair shop….
I am so diggin those mowers Doug! So loving them! Reminds me of my teen years when I use to cut lawns to earn some money on the side. Ahhhh 20 bucks a yard. Price included the cutting and the edging. Great job Doug, great job!
And don't worry about people thinking you're crazy. Bob Ross once said something along the lines that artist are expected to be a little weird.
fiedlerNovember 19, 2014
Scott BakalNovember 19, 2014
Great story and great paintings, Doug. Love them all. Please...more!
Paul RogersNovember 19, 2014
Two things. First, the shadows on that syrup container. Second, I bet that lawn mower shop smelled great.
TatsuroNovember 20, 2014
Beautiful paintings. Love your trees!
Andy WardNovember 20, 2014
More real than reality. And the element of danger adds to the flavour Doug, great work!
Victor JuhaszNovember 20, 2014
These are such treats for the eyes. Great compositions and realizations.
Carl WiensNovember 21, 2014
All fantastic, esp. Road Flowers. Great commentary on the (mis)adventures of an artist!
Nancy StahlNovember 23, 2014
Where's the "like" button? I'd be hitting it like mad..!
Alan WitschonkeNovember 25, 2014
"Mowers" rocks! I can see it as a room-sized mural.
joHoDecember 16, 2015
Always a big fan of your Illustration these strangely serene, tightly composed paintings, seem personally charged yet universal in their dynamic reductionism- Love em!