The Act of Pulling a New Oil Painting by Brady Allen

A shirtless man leans forward pulling on a thick rope in front of a background of broken concrete slabs standing like sarsen stones on some forlorn beach.

The image of pressing ahead despite the circumstances has been in my head for a while now. Originally this was planned to show a full figure and the task he had taken to accomplish, but over time the idea distilled down to the simple and yet difficult act alone.

Pulling an oil painting by Brady Allen depicting a shirtless man pulling on a thick rope in front of a background of broken concrete slabs on some forlorn beach.
Pulling 21 x 48 inches oil painting by Brady Allen

What the rope is attached to remains a mystery for our imagination to fill in. All I know is the will behind the act is more important than the act itself. Without the will, nothing is accomplished.