El (Hub)Capitan

This was the first completed piece that I've created while in the park! I found this hubcap off the side of the highway next to the large park entrance sign. Immediately I was drawn to how the hubcap cracked off to form the Guadalupe Mountain range all on its own and wanted to find a way to play that up in my painting. Over the course of the time that it took me to paint this the park received some serious amounts of rain (believe it or not!) and that is why the yellows I used for the grasses in the foreground are so vastly different from the actual greens in the photograph! Go nature! Soak up that water!

 Acrylic on half a hubcap. 2017

Acrylic on half a hubcap. 2017