Or is that Bloginators, or Blogostines? And why am I doing this?
Heck if I know. But, I'm an artist of sorts, and LOTS of artists have their own Blogs, so why not me? I get to talk about myself and show some of my occasional (and I do mean Occasional) train art. I'm also gigging regularly with a great tribute band called Close to You, which covers the Carpenters. Thanks for visiting, fellow Blogians!
Friday, July 2, 2010
CO Engines Quadtych-In Progress
LAST year during some free time after a trade show in Denver, I visited the Colorado State Railroad Museum in Golden. It's a great museum for a train buff! I took a series of separate frontal shots of some engines on static display, and later realized there was a sort of chronology there. So-voila! My very first quadtych. (Now there's a word for you.) This has to be one of the most difficult things I've ever attempted. Although each canvas is only 12X16 inches, keeping the same "feel" between all of them when you only paint 3-8 hours a week is damned difficult, I must say. As noted, these are in progress-perhaps about 85 per cent complete. Notice something missing? No steam is coming from the 3 engines on the left–yet. That diesel-electric on the right might get some some nice blue exhaust smoke, too. Eventually, I plan on producing a poster to sell in the CO museum (assuming they'll take 'em).