Thursday, September 08, 2005

"Oilman" ATC: Series: Riding the Rails

"Oilman". #3 in a series of 8 for a swap for the Yahoo Group! "artisttradingcards", titled "Riding the Rails". Created 9/8/05. Original. Collage.

The background photo is from a book which is a biography of the man who is holding the oil can, who was actually an engineer of a steam locomotive. I loved that photo! The white and black illustration is from a children's book about trains and is a small piece of an illustration of a steam locomotive. The words are from an index of a children's book about trains and contains references to the job of keeping the wheels oiled.

I toyed around with bringing color into the collage but it just didn't look right. I decided to keep the collage only in black and white colors.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

I love using copies of vintage photos!