22x30 watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper with Daniel Smith/American Journey paints. My photo reference is between Big Spring and Snyder, Texas in what is now known as the new and largest ever oil discovery, the Cline Shale. I took 3 days to carefully and painstakingly draw this directly onto the support, then all week to finish it. The original pumpjack was painted a pale yellow so I've used artistic license to darken the metal frame and its supporting structures. A farmer was plowing in the cotton field to the right but he's left out of the composition of this very large pumpjack, the icon of the oilfield.