Coal Mine 16 x 20
Zinc Mine 16 x 20
For some reason, lately I have been attracted to photos of mines. Maybe it has to do with my slight claustrophobia...maybe a certain level of respect for these workers and what they do...maybe I'm just in awe of our Earth. Either way, the following paintings are the result. The photos I used for inspiration were just newspaper clippings! I enjoy the challenge of trying to imagine the light and atmosphere of the location, and push the color in the painting. I was pleased overall with the results. Hope you like. Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day.