Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
After a December snowstorm, I was walking along the Union Pacific tracks near Applegate in the quietness of newly fallen snow. I was there to see the new stacker trains now able to travel this route now that all the tunnels have been retrofitted to handle loads of this height. Soon, a train came rolling by tugging its huge load. When these heavy loads pass you it is surprising how quiet they are. Image one shows the train coming from Reno with I-80 in the background. Image two shows the train as it passed heading west into early morning sun.
Because I am a train buff, I loved this experience. I was able to take many photos, got back home and put my ink to the paper. Ink and watercolor.
Monday, January 25, 2010
The cover art for albums and the movie is shown in this post--well, it's a Terry Banderas sketch of the good art. I always liked this artwork. To this day I love the theme music from that movie. I'll bet most of you in cyberspace have never heard of or have seen this movie.
Nowadays, even if I wanted to see this long movie again, I could not because now I could not stay awake to even see intermission. Ink and watercolor.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Except for the noise of automobiles and trains traveling over the bridge on I-680 to the left of this image, this entire scene is very peaceful. I was positioned on a hill at an old military base. I was all by myself with no one to bother me. I loved it!. Ink and watercolor.
Monday, January 18, 2010
around looking for things to draw. I did the painting and it sold along with my Auburn Victorian (posted October 2009 on this site) at my last art exhibit.
Our friends Joe and Cindy Moore have both of the Victorians nicely framed and hanging in their home. Ink and watercolor. SOLD
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Seems like once I get into the winter months I start thinking of warmer scenes. You may be the same way. Ink and watercolor.