Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sidetracked Boxcars 8"x 10"

I've been wanting to try painting some boxcars for the longest time.  Yesterday I was looking for S. Danebo and went the wrong way.  Discovered that Garfield is a goldmine of industrial paintings!  Unfortunately most of the trains are in areas that have no trespassing signs so I settled for this one which is at the end of Cross St.  Not really what I was thinking of but it was a really nice place to paint.
On the way home I discovered a scene that was almost exactly what I'd been thinking of.  Did a sketch, went home for a quick break and another panel (Dummy--always have extras on hand).  So I got started and it started raining.  Not too bad but enough that I had to get out the umbrella.  Got started again and the wind began to blow--really blow.  Blew my umbrella off.  It was blowing toward me fortunately, because twice it blew my easel into me.  I hate to be a sissy so I kept going but it was ridiculous.  The brim of my hat blowing down over my face, small rocks flying around.  Gritty paint.  Yuck!  I gave up, sadly, but hope to get back one day soon.

1 comment:

  1. This is really, really nice. You've captured the blustery day so well. Beautiful.