Rig

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  • The first pencil drawing in a series of mini prints.
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Rig

Oil Rig Pencil Drawing Print by Owen Garratt

This Oil RIg Drawing drawing is the second in a series

S ometimes I kind of feel like a fraud concerning these oil rig drawings. I do meticulous research (except that one time I didn’t) and old-timers in The Patch take it to mean that I’m some kind of expert…

‘You really did a great job; you nailed the lead angle of the 1953 Roosevelt Reticulating drilling bit’ a veteran oil hand will say.

‘Oh… thanks’ I’ll say.

‘Every other artist who’s tried to do rigs misses the bearing edge on the Doomahickey flange; they either put it too close to the Splammenflammer bearing or the Doodleybopperthingy belt – which is ridiculous!’ he’ll say.

‘Yes…er, we can’t have that’ I’ll say, passing a finger around my collar.

‘I even saw one thing where they tried to put a Ferguson collar upside down – and on a Tripp mount!  A TRIPP MOUNT!’ he’ll say, getting a little heated.

‘Egad, really?’ I‘ll say, scanning for exits.

‘The Tripp mount wasn’t even available until 1962!’ he’ll say – more spitting than speaking.

Full Disclosure: I’m no expert. I don’t know what a Koffenpfeffer belt is or how a Spingler pipe connects to a Flaffinger pan.

But I can tell you this – I don’t make it up. If I draw it, it existed. It may be ‘wrong’, but if it’s in one of my drawings, I’ve either seen it with my own eyes, or I’ve got a photographic reference for it.

Honest. The kind of work I do is about capturing moments, not taking artistic license by imagining what a Krenulator valve would look like with a Heimenheiser gauge on it.”

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Owen on Memories

"The events in my life - marriage, fatherhood, laughter with worthwhile people, bereavements, good songs, bad choices, onslaughts of challenges and occasional triumphs are all reflected in the drawings I create.

The artwork may have nothing to do with the event, but every drawing is charged with the emotions of the time.

It's like hearing that certain song come on the radio and BOOM - you're right back in high school with a broken heart...

I don't see the subjects of my drawings, really. I'm pulled back into what was happening in my life at the time I was drawing it. It demonstrates how life and art are inextricably linked."

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Additional Details

  • Published from an Original Pencil Drawing
  • Limited Edition of 1968 Prints
  • Artist's Proofs of 196 Proofs
  • Image Size 5" by 7"
  • Framed Size 13 5/8" by 15 5/8"
    © Owen Garratt

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