This painting is number seven in the series of paintings I have done showing the interior of the local paper mill - Finch Paper. I was truly amazed as I walked through the mill. When I saw this means of transporting huge rolls of paper from here to there I thought it was just so cool. The small plates that make up the conveyor allow it to go around easy bends to change direction. The plates are even with the floor and have a slight depression in the center that allows the roll to stay in place and not roll around, killing people. (In actual fact, there are two conveyors in this painting.) These rolls are going to a machine that starts automatically - so the far sign says. What happens next is a mystery to me - I'm guessing that it puts a wrap on the roll so it stays together. Maybe it just puts a sticker with the logo on it - I see one of those on the floor. This painting took a long time to complete and I tried also to remain somewhat looser in my approach - staying with the initial response to an area instead of refining it to death. It still looks very real but it gives you more to look at when you are up close. I think the most amazing part is the sunlight on the old wall that reaches into the core of the mill from a distant light source.
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas Framed with a one and a half inch wide - square black frame (not shown here) Size: 32 inches x 41-1/2 inches Price: $3200.00 (price does not include applicable sales tax or shipping)