Saturday, December 13, 2014

Only a Matter of Time

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"
Scenes From a Train

For the past couple of years I have been chronicling the nations crumbling infrastructure, at least what is in my corridor. This has been good for me. It has given me direction and focus. However, Sometimes I come across scenes that remind me of just how precarious train travel really is.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Station Shadows, 2

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"
Scenes From a Train

This is a painting of the train platform at the Harrisburg Train Station, in Harrisburg, PA. I spend so much time painting alone in my studio that I never really know if what I'm painting will make sense to all of you. I know what was there, but am including enough visual information for the viewer to figure it all out. Don't get me wrong, I love that there's a bit of ambiguity, but like any good mystery novel there has to be enough in place to solve it. Or in this case, to be able to understand just what the hell all that blue stuff is in the middle.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Golden Arches

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"
Scenes From a Train

Riding the train in late afternoon at this time of year is a great opportunity to photograph all of the decaying infrastructure during the golden hour, that time when the sun is still above the horizon but only its warmer orange light is getting through. In contrast, shadows seem that much more blue and violet. Compliments at their finest.