Oct 8, 2010

"TRAIN #887"

Given this photo some time back I finally got to it.  Playing with color and shadows I began this painting on a fairly layered surface of oil.  I waited until the surface was almost dry and with a soft watercolor brush began to paint the train.  Not being able to apply much pressure with the brush for I would go through to the under-paint, I worked slowly. A little more time consuming than my usual manner but, it made for a wonderful experience in giving this the mood I sought. .  The painting is on Birch wood that is mounted to a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box:   Showing at the "Randy Higbee Gallery" Sold at the show

5 comments:

Nancy Clearwater Herman said...

This is lovely. It seems to be coming at us from the past.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Thanks Nancy for stopping to comment.
Yes you are right about the feeling of the past moving forward..

michael cunningham said...

Sweet.

betty obst said...

Love the feel of this and am impressed with the technique used. Lovely work!!

Gerald Schwartz said...

Thank Betty, I like that you not only looked at my work but read about it.
Thank you again.