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The pumpjack, like the one I painted above, many are found south of Midland, Texas, and is a common sight in West Texas, and is not to be confused with the Derrick.

An Oil Well is a general term for any boring through the Earth’s surface that is designed to find and acquire petroleum oil hydrocarbons. Usually some natural gas is produced along with the oil. A well that is designed to produce mainly or only gas may be termed a gas well, as per Wikipedia.

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Deb Adams, copyright 2012

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  1. A sign of our dependence on oil and gas! 😦

    Well done Deb – very atmospheric! 🙂

    Love and hugs!


    • It certainly is, Prenin!
      Thanks for the comment on my work, too!
      Love and hugs xx

  2. wow beautiful painting Deb and drawing a structure means a level of precision too….loved it ..
    and learned about gaswell too, didnt know about it
    lovely post 🙂
    HUgs 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Soma! Getting the lines straight was no picnic since I used nothing but my free hand. I got very weary on the ladder, but can always go back to it on another day to get it straighter.
      Thank for the lovely comment and the sweet hug, my friend!
      Love and hugs xx

  3. I have seen more than my fair share of these, derricks and rigs. You did a great job on this one, Deb. Especially knowing it is a free hand.

    • I hear ya, Red. I had seen my share of them when I lived out west for a time.
      Thanks Red!
      Hugs xx

  4. Great painting Deb. The details are great…I thought it was a photograph! 🙂

    • A photograph! Wow, that is quite a compliment, Wendy…thank you muchly! 🙂
      Hugs xo

  5. Beautifully done Deb, i remember these well!

    • Me too, Wendell. I lived west for a time and seen many while out there.
      Thank you for you lovely comment!
      Hugs xx

  6. Very well done, Deb, and informational, too! You are awesome, my friend! xoxo

  7. The details on it are very good, but do you know what it reminds me of? Those silly Dippy Bird novelties that were popular in the 70’s I think it was.

    • Lol…Yes, I remember those! These do have a shape like them and move much the same way! 🙂
      Thanks for you thoughts on this one, Binky. 🙂
      Hugs xx

  8. Beautifully rendered, especially the color of the sky. My Texas heart sees this and says yes, this is my vision when I look out over the land.

    • Aw, coming from you, that is quite a complement, Val. I know you are the one person I know that is nearby these as we speak! Thank you so much!
      Hugs xx

  9. Androgoth

     /  July 26, 2012

    This one is not only a wonderful
    example of your artistry but it also
    adds depth with your wonderful
    description 🙂 🙂 Fangtastic 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

  10. I can hear the western swing playing in the background!

  11. ltpen315

     /  July 30, 2012

    Memories from my younger days! I used to see these in the MS delta when we would go visit my grandparents. I always thought it was strange that they were there. You have caught such a sense of desolation (is that a word?). Thanks for the memory!

  12. Your welcome.
    Yes, it’s a word. It mean “providing no shelter or sustenance,” or “crushed by grief.”
    I have the same younger year memories, Barb.
    Have a nice evening! 🙂

  13. hannekekoop

     /  August 12, 2012

    Beautiful, Deb :-).


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