Thursday, January 11, 2007

Train in the morning light


How about 1880's impressionism?



On saturday I drove by downtown Apex passed the train station. This set of box cars was sitting there. Two engines were stopped further up the line, not connected.

I parked my Jeep, got out and took a walk around. I think trains are really neat looking. they are so big. I liked how the morning light made strong shadows on the cars.

This study is mixed media (paint, pastel and colored pencil). I dub it postmodern impressionism.



detail of train

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's lovely! Great energy and I love the complementary color scheme.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful illo and description!

Brine Blank said...

It's funny how 'realism' (which seems to be what every young artist looks at as the be all and end all of art) can loose its appeal after delving in such styles...very nicely rendered...

Adolfo said...

Magnificent, he is compatible with my style and pleasure

Zara said...

Great image, lovely mood, like the fact you did 1880s as well.

Anonymous said...

Great colours.. nice work!

ariel