Sunday, May 31, 2009


"Airstream in the Desert" 12" x 16" oil

This Airstream trailer struck me as
an odd image in the middle of the
desert. Its sleek shape and shiny
exterior stood in direct contrast to
the surrounding rugged desert terrain.

I tried to paint it on location, but the
wind and dust were blowing so hard
I couldn't find a spot to set up. I tried
to use my jeep to block the wind and
provide some shade, but sometimes
the best intentions go unrewarded.
So I had to settle for a photograph
from which I did the painting.


Steve Atkinson said...

Man, you are waaay too good. Thanks for showing the rest of us how to handle paint. Love your brushwork.

julie davis said...

Really nice, Rusty. Love those airstream trailers, and you really captured their character and purpose here. I'm enjoying your daily work.

L.Holm said...

Fantastic work! I agree with Steve-masterful brushwork. I love the way the light bounces off the airstream.

rgmomii said...

Here it is. I had to know it's history. If it is still available for sale, which I cannot believe, I want it. Let me know if I still have to contact Greenhouse Gallery. Regards, Richard