The miner’s life in our countries history is a difficult one. Their perseverance is what attracts me. I was after the embattled spirit of this man — certainly not hopeless — living with the wounds and scars of life. I think I captured it without losing the immediacy of the medium. As a study for a larger painting, it has something of it's own little magic that won't be matched in the larger version. That is why I offer my studies to interested buyers.
Watercolor on paper