Another very hot day!

"Blacksmith at Work"  9" x 12"

Finding  this scene was part luck and part magic. Grapevine has a local Blacksmith that I have been dying to paint, but I had never seen the doors open, let alone someone inside. I was lucky to finally have this happen, but why did it have to be 105 degrees outside when it did? I think you can see the heat in the painting!
There where two men inside, but nobody was as stupid as me to stand outside directly in the sun, so I had to move them there in my minds eye. So the "magic" came from my imagination. 
Do me a favor and don't tell anybody.


  1. WOW Randy, another great one! Great contrast. Your composition is held together by great abstract shapes - nice dark and light patterns!
    Nicely done!

  2. Thank you Bev! This was different from my normal stuff, but I like the way it turned out. I put very thick stokes of paint into the lite side and kept it thin in the shadows. I may try this subject again.

  3. I am crazy about this piece. Just fabulous!!!!