Lindgren & Smith

Tagged Grain

Still working on my illustration assignments, but stayin' up a little later to do some of my own stuff. I painted a grain car that was parked on the rails in my home town. I was back visiting family in Alberta. The western prairies are home to a lot of grain, barley, flax, and canola. The cars wear the markings of their journeys. I wanted to distort the car, and get that big sky. It's oils on a wooden panel. Horizontal formats are my favs, and usually don't fare well in the print world, or on monitors. I added a detail to try, and offer a feeling of the surface.


  1. Great piece, Doug- and great to hear you're keeping your own stuff going on the side. But be honest- it was you that tagged the car, wasn't it?

  2. Gorgeous piece Doug! As a fellow prairie boy, I can honestly say that some of the best graffiti I've ever seen has rolled by on the side of an old grain car. Keep it up...

  3. wow LOVE this painting! You are the BEST!