• Tenth in a series of Oil Rig Art
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Oil rig art depicting historic Dingman II, circa 1914

Tenth in a series of oil rig art

I sn’t it funny how people makes all kinds of excuses NOT to do things?

“It’s too expensive. It might not work. What if I don’t do it right?”

Weigh that against the folks who start entire industries. People rave on about Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs, and rightly so, but let’s be honest here: what they worked on wasn’t in danger of blowing up or raining bits of derrick around their heads.

Outside. In the elements. With their hands and backs.

My great-grandfather left England – by himself – at 14 years of age. Not because he was fleeing for his life or was being persecuted: because he wanted the adventure of it. The opportunities appealed to him. He worked hard – and smart – and soon earned enough to bring over his parents and brother.

So I’m afraid I have little patience for ‘indecision drama’; blown up fears and hand-wringing over non-issues, over making some kind of mistake, or the worst, worrying what “they’ll” say.

To paraphrase Ayn Rand: “How can you not know what you want to do?!”



Superbowl Champs, World Series Champs, and Heavyweight Champs

What do Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Cal Ripken Jr., Steve Sax, and George Foreman all have in common?

Well yes, they all reached the pinnacle of their sports, but they also had portraits done by Owen Garratt!


Absolutely, but they all loved them, and you can have a portrait done for your superstar too!

Owen and Emmitt Smith

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  • Published from an Original Pencil Drawing
  • Limited Edition of 1968 Prints
  • Artist's Proofs of 196 Proofs
  • Image Size 9 1/4" by 13 1/4"
  • Framed Size 20" by 24"
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4 reviews for Trailblazing

  1. Nolan


    • The Pencilneck

      Thanks Nolan!

  2. Thomas

    its like an old photograph!

    • The Pencilneck

      Thanks Thomas! 🙂

  3. Mel P.

    Wow! That looks amazing. I am having a hard time believing that it is done entirely using a pencil. Just, WOW!

    • The Pencilneck

      Thanks Mel!

  4. Jasmine Hewitt

    This is an interesting piece…

    • The Pencilneck

      Thank you! 🙂

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