This is the first painting I have worked on that needed a lot of orange. A few hints of architecture was painted on the background. It has been removed since it made the painting a little busier. I was worried about orange overtaking the whole painting; however, a large, quiet and empty white space actually worked. It made the excavator iconic. It is still work in progress.
Orange excavator is standing taller than the buildings on the background; striking and iconic. Drawing this for a few hours today made me realized that its structure is a lot more complex than it looked. I tried to keep the shapes generic. However, nuts, bolts, intertwined wires and other smaller structure connecting cab, arm and the bucket made the whole excavator a work of art. I could not ignore these details. It was time well spent.