A fellow painter and I had permission to paint on Pierson's Ranch in Oregon. It took a while for me to find a subject that was inspirational but when I came across this old tractor I felt it had a story to tell. I liked the colors, although I pushed them, the shapes, and the message of years of tolling the land. The horizontal format fit doing a "portrait" of the tractor and it's wisdom. The foreman of the ranch was so excited to have us painting that he checked in a little too often, but we were quite thankful for the invitation.