This painting depicts an oil pump, colloquially called a “donkey” because of the squeaking sound it makes as it pumps, like the bray of a donkey. The artist has used soft watercolors to blend the mechanical and natural elements, reflecting an artificial harmony. The oil pump stands amidst the vast openness of the field, with its silhouette being a testament to human ingenuity nestled within the embrace of nature’s expanse. The foreground features lush greenery and bare branches, indicating perhaps an early spring setting. The sky is rendered with light washes of color, suggesting a calm, overcast day.