Mar 1, 2010

Dante's Inferno!


I've been kicking this one around a while and finally got motivated to finish it when I saw this months image challenge over at Gnomon of Dante's Inferno. I got inspired for this one driving down a wide open country road just east of the foothills between Boulder and Louisville CO. In the middle of blistering hot August day, a couple of road workers were filling potholes and touching up the asphalt with these long propane torches. It struck me as a sort of vision of hell to be out on such a hot day dressed in protective gear and torching a wide open, heat rippled expanse. Anyway that vision stuck with me for a while until I've finally purged it to pixel paint!

6 comments:

artistaggie said...

Wow, nicely done! :-)

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Erik Caines said...

WOW! Amazing painting! Well done. What program do you use?

Rayford said...

Thanks ya'll! I'm using Photoshop almost exclusively as my markers slowly decay in the corner of my studio...:)

Jeff said...

Nice job! Now let's see you tackle an SFG challenge like that! LOL

Rayford said...

E is for Engulfed... in flames!

David Habben said...

I think the ipod earphones totally make the piece. i wonder what they listen to in hell?