The Standoff

santiago michalek's avatar santiago michalek

In concept, this painting is simple. I'm painting a vintage train, capturing subtleties in the interplay of light on metal and paint. The interest in my work lies in the allure and iconic charge associated with machines we create. I strive to evoke the near-mythical elements that surround these machines – elements that are palpable, vivid, and utterly indelible – sparking memories which, as a culture, unite us. I'd hope that the viewer can not only capture the comedy & irony in the scene but also the parallel between it and our lives. No matter how big and strong we are sometimes we get stopped right in our tracks. How we choose to deal with it may define the rest of our journey. These are images of studies I have created for my entry. Images 5-9 are examples of my work and for reference to the quality of art I create and not related to the entry. Please contact me directly for higher quality images.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 20 ft
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 8 ft