Work Trailer Lock Number One by Ken Powers


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I was inspired by the long shadows, sharp contrast, and amazing rust of this subject. It has been staring me in the face for 10 years and I finally recognized its beauty. It was painted using Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. This paper and paint react to create amazing metal textures.


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I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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  • LJonesGalleries
    LJonesGalleriesalmost 5 years ago

    beautifully done

  • Thanks Linda! This was one of the first in my “Locks” series which was really just an excuse to experiment with painting rust.

    – Ken Powers

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 5 years ago

    Love the pale colours in this one Ken, Superb as always.G

  • Thanks Gary! Unfortunately this particular lock was broken into a couple weeks ago. The thieves broke that handle clean off and pried their way in. Luckily all the instruments that were inside had already been delivered. They were “A day late and a dollar short” so to speak and the alarm scared them off.

    – Ken Powers

  • mubah
    mubahalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work, your works will be art abstract…

  • Thank you very much!

    – Ken Powers

  • Geraldine M Leahy
    Geraldine M Leahyover 3 years ago

    Lovely texture!

  • Thank you! I think the texture makes this one work!

    – Ken Powers

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