So it's taken me ages to finally get back to work on this, but some more important projects had to be put first. Now I'm glad to say that I've finished my "Rust" piece and i'm fairly happy with it.
I wanted to do an image that was basically black and white (over a Burnt Umber ground that was also mixed into the greys) with one other bright color. This was inspired by a few paintings I saw at the Delaware Art Museum by Howard Pyle from his pirate series.
In case you missed the original project this was for, we had to create an image based on a quote. The quote went like this: "A Sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust" - James Stephens