The Log Driver IV Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Log Driver IV Original Mixed Media Painting

1,500.00

12x48 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, graphite, watercolor paper on stained pine plank

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features a log driver. Large loads of logs used to fill the waters of the Mississippi and other rivers, as loggers had to get the plentiful lumber to the mill. The Log Driver rode the float down the river, dislodging log jams with his peavey and gracefully dancing on the floating logs as he tried not to get crushed. It was a dangerous job that required strength, balance, and poise. Nowadays, timber is mainly moved by logging trucks.

The Log Driver IV was created using subdued tones of acrylic and watercolor paint. Overall, it has the feel of a vintage photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed character was crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood plank. This unique process brings the character to life and giving the character a ghost-like feel reminding the viewer of times forgotten. The modern equivalent to this log driver, a logging truck is painted in the background. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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