Monday, October 22, 2007

Daily Painting Plein Air Practice - Day 23 - Train Outside Omaha

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Train Outside Omaha
oil on canvas board

You can't live in the Midwest and not paint trains. I think it is a right of passage (no pun intended) for any Midwest artist. So here is my first attempt. A line of rail cars on the track always has a sense of mystery for me. Where are they going? What are they waiting for? Are they forgotten? Who picks them up? And who writes all that crazy graffiti on the cars?

This group is sitting just outside the old market area of Omaha just past the (Qwest Center) our sports, entertainment and convention center.

1 comment:

James said...

He he. I guess trains do need to be painted in more ways than one... By coincidence, my last one was about a year ago here.
You would think they would keep those cars more busy.