Old Logger Resting

Hey, Everyone!

I’m back onto my painting horse. Close to my home there is a motorcycle shop called, Smokers-N-Strokers. They are a bunch of great guys that repair, build, and refurbish motorcycles, Harley Davidsons in particular.

On the property there are several old antique logging machines resting and rusting gently in the vegetation. Below is my latest work of one of the machines, painted from a photograph I took. Sorry for the watermark. Enjoy!

Here’s the process of how the project was completed.

Barnes Creek at Lake Crescent


Below is an image of my most recent painting, completed on May 15, 2017. This is Barnes Creek, an inlet stream to Lake Crescent in Washington State.

The day was beautiful, sometime around early afternooon. I tried to capture the reflective light quality on the water.  Below is the process that got me to the final painting.

Antique Tractor

This old Ford was sitting in a field not far from the house. I parked, ran out and snapped a picture, then high-tailed it back to my car before the property owner came out.

Glad I got a shot of it, because I recently noticed that it has disappeared from where it had been resting. Hope it found a good new home.

Northwest Watercolors - Antique Tractor
Antique Tractor – Watercolor on 70 lb. Arches


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This site features the watercolors and oil paintings of artist David J. Massey, a recently retired high school teacher. During his long career Mr. Massey taught computer technology and visual art. He plans on bringing instructional material in the form of how-to videos, as well as “blow by blow” visual descriptions of particular paintings.

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