These were painted from reference photographs over the summer, with modified Zorn palette. Each piece took about 2-3 hours to finish, except for the first one that took one hour. They are about 14"x10", oil on paper. Oil paint dries through oxidation which is how rust forms.
When I travel to less populated parts of the U.S. the use of land in those areas always fascinates me: Forests, farmlands, swamps, parking lots, and factories; Mid-sized towns with no public transportation or sidewalks; Dilapidated downtowns and suburban drive-through Starbucks; Dead cars rusting away in front yards, back alleys, and vacant lots.