The Logging Truck


Plein air painters typically work at the side of the road. When 40 tons of freshly-picked lumber is barreling down at you every few minutes, you learn to sidestep, fast.

This painting was inspired by Grant Wood’s enigmatic and beautiful Death on the Ridge Road. A strange choice, perhaps, and yet it’s all about chance, fortune, composition and the risks we choose to take.

I have never picked so many black flies out of a canvas as I did from this one. I like to imagine that future art historians will be able to tell just where and when it was painted by the fly DNA.


The Logging Truck, 16X20, oil on archival canvasboard and in a very simple black frame. Shipping is included within the continental United States. For Alaska, Hawaii and international shipping, contact me for an estimate of the surcharge.


If a painting disappoints, I will of course refund your money, on return of the painting back in my Rockport studio. Returned art must be properly packaged, with corner protectors as required and insured to its full value.

All refunds will be processed back to your original method of payment.


Contact me.

You may also like…