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Showing posts with label railroads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label railroads. Show all posts

Friday, March 23, 2018

Midnight Run

A passenger train streaks  through a small town in the middle of the night. Ghostly fumes and smoke cling to cars giving an eerie effect. By day break this train will be hundreds of miles away. Ink and watercolor.


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Friday, March 09, 2018

Old Depot




A deserted, abandoned train depot of the past sits quietly, and crumbling and no longer serves the public.
Ink and watercolor
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

My Favorite Passenger Car

When I was young, I loved the last car of passenger trains. I dreamed I could ride in the comfy seat of this last car and watch the rails disappear in the distance. I still love these cars and wish they were still on every Amtrak passenger train. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When They Used Cabooses


Recently, I did this railroad scene showing the once-familiar caboose at the end of a steam powered freight train. I am thinking many of you may never have heard of a caboose. But I do remember them and I always thought how great it would have been to work and ride in one. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Saturday, July 19, 2014

From North Dakota

Recently, we were in the state of North Dakota near Grand Forks. There are many small towns in this state-I mean really small. From photos I took, I painted this grain elevator complex in Larimore, a small town west of Grand Forks. These structures are located all over the state and are near railroad tracks so their products can be carried away. These elevators are very noticeable as they stand tall above very flat countryside called the Great Plains. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Friday, March 16, 2012

Old Santa Fe Station

An old passenger train leaves a small Santa Fe station in the late afternoon. This image was during a time when railroad travel was big. The train is just departing the old station in a quiet town somewhere in the southwest USA. A few people remain as they watch their friends scoot away to their destinations. The guy in the sombrero is sitting there just because he likes to see trains come and go. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Railroad Puddles-Afterwards


My painting was primarily done as an exercise in reflections on water. The scene is made up and almost looks unreal but I like the simple look of it all. It shows the afternoon sun trying to break through after a rainstorm has dumped lots of rain.

I feel that all artists should be able to put down on paper what comes from their minds. I have talked to some who cannot. They must be looking at something. I have done "imaginary art" since I was a little kid when I realized I loved to draw. So this may be easier for me since I've been doing this for many years. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Steam Over The River

I re-created this painting from the book Banshee Train which was illustrated in watercolor by Ted Rose. I am a lover of trains and the manner in which Ted painted is an inspiration.


This painting reminds me of days past when I was a boy mesmerized by the beauty, strength and noise of huge trains that rumbled past. I still love all of that. This view is a steam engine with passenger cars somewhere in Colorado. Ink and watercolor, 18" x 22" framed. SOLD

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