View Full Version : OT Wife's Old Machinery Watercolor

10-24-2008, 06:21 AM
Mary finished this watercolor recently. A McCormick Deering thrashing machine. Electronic copy doesn't do it justice but here it is anyway. Thought you gearheads might enjoy it.

10-24-2008, 07:55 AM
Nice! She appears to be quiet talented.

10-24-2008, 08:03 AM
Beautiful. Truly.

Detail is fabulous.

10-24-2008, 08:17 AM
Electronic copy doesn't do it justice but here it is anyway.

Doesn't do it justice - Balderdash!

Using the word Fabulous to describe it doesn't do it justice. I think I must have looked (or maybe starred) at it for maybe 10 minutes just taking in the shapes and details.

Thanks for sharing.

cheers, Graham

10-24-2008, 10:35 AM
Beautiful work, she should have little problem managing good income from such efforts.

john hobdeclipe
10-24-2008, 11:22 AM
Very nice indeed...great detail, very realistic. Did she use a live model?

Just be sure to always get the spelling right. Threshing, with an "e" is what happens in the wheat field. Thrashing, with an "a" is what happens in the principal's office at school. Trust me, I know these things.

10-24-2008, 11:53 AM
That is a very nice treatment of light, texture, form, and mood. Congratulations to you both for having and sharing such talent!

10-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Fantastic of course I'm a big fan of McD and International.....the galvanic look came out excellent, now maybe we can suggest some crawlers.....LOL

My wife used to do quite a bit of artwork and was very talented but once the kids and job came along it appears to have sucked those creative juices dry.....poor gal.

Forrest Addy
10-24-2008, 12:43 PM
I don't think I've ever seen tromp l'oil is watercolor. WOW! That's impressive.

Alistair Hosie
10-24-2008, 01:46 PM
Hey I did watrercolours for years and never did anything this good here's a few of mine.Alistair




10-24-2008, 01:49 PM
All Great!!!!

10-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Fantastic work!Talented lady you have there.

Hint:Some here would buy a watercolor of say a Bridgeport or a Southbend and HSM does sell add space reasonable and it is possible to do limited edition prints hint,hint,hint maybe a picture of an old lineshaft driven machineshop?

10-24-2008, 11:41 PM
to echo what others have said, that looks GREAT! i've seen that type of equipment in real life and i have to say it appears to have been a perfect subject for your wife to paint.

andy b.

doctor demo
10-25-2008, 02:17 AM
The only thing missing from that painting is that it isn't on my wall!


10-25-2008, 05:34 AM
Very nice, I'd hang that on my wall with pride.

Does she play with machine tools too?


10-25-2008, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the praise. The threshing machine was in a museum (outdoor) around Hiawatha, Kansas USA. With all the work she put into the perspective of the wheels, I don't think she would paint line shaft setup with a gun to her head.

Does she play with machines? She has some nice toys to mat and frame with that any of us would be envious of. Claims she used to drive a grain truck at harvest but satisfied with her Solara convertible now.

Bridgeport? Take a snapshot, doctor it with photo shop, email it to the photo processor, wait for the postman to deliver your custom printed coffee mug.

Like your mine. Mary painted the cottage from the same book.

Alistair Hosie
10-25-2008, 01:07 PM
I would love to see marys painting of the cottage and some more please she is really very talented put's my humble efforts to shame but I did my best.Kindest regards and show us more.Alistair