Forging Wheels

Posted: November 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I was asked to paint a commission for a forge in the Pittsburgh area. I got to visit the site and view the forge in operation, talk to the workers, take photos, make sketches, and spend enough time to understand the operation. The painting was a compilation of several of those photos, with a good deal of simplification and artistic license to make a good composition. In fact I liked the painting so well, I decided to make it in fabric too. Both are completed now.
Here is the painting.I will post the fabric piece soon.

Forging Wheels, Oil on panel by Martha Ressler



  1. marjorie says:

    Beautiful light! Can’t wait to see the fabric piece!


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