Saturday, August 31, 2013

Series - Locomotive - UPY 2760

"UPY 2760"
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

Number five in my New Locomotive Series.

This is a Union Pacific yard or a switcher locomotive on a bright sunny day.
These locomotives are used for breaking down trains, assembling trains or moving trains around, generally within a rail yard.

They are the railroads' version of a tugboat so they are built for their job; low-powered, low speed, high tractive effort, high torque. You can also see how its cab allows for 360 degrees of visibility to suit its tasks.
Not the romantic vision of streamlined trains whooshing through panoramic vistas.
They are strictly working class and get the job done with grunts and groans.(5)238

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Series-Locomotive-BNSF 7753 Refinery

"BNSF 7753 Refinery"
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

This is number 4 of my New Locomotive Series.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive passing a refinery,
emerging from a soft shadow.(4)237

*My woes I described in the previous 3 posts seems to have been remedied.
Thank you to whomever or whatever mysterious forces made the fix.

**I have updated this post with a 'fixed' photo. This is how it should have looked in the first place.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Series-Locomotive-PHL 64 Two Tree's

"PHL 64-Two Tree's"
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

This is number 3 of the series.

The Pacific Harbor Line is the switching railroad company that operates in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California.

This series is a lot of fun but I am also approaching it as an opportunity to experiment in various ways.

To give it some exuberance I went with brighter colors in what would otherwise be somber grays, blacks and tans of concrete, asphalt and fencing. Even the black locomotive reflects blue.
Here, the 64 rolls solo heading back towards the port of LA to work.(3)236


I am still terribly frustrated with the way images are uploading. I just can't get decent image quality.
If anyone knows why please let me know. Thank you

**I have updated this post with a 'fixed' photo. This is how it should have looked in the first place.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Series-Locomotive-BNSF 7730

"BNSF 7730"
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

This is the second in my new series.

The BNSF Locomotive 7730, at the lead of a consist, in the shadow of a mountain beginning its long climb up the Cajon pass to the high desert here in Southern California.(2)235

*Has anyone else noticed problems with the way images are now showing up on Blogger?
I drafted this post a couple weeks ago and noticed a decidedly poor image that uploaded to Blogger.
It used to be I had no problem with the image I photographed, adjusted when needed, and uploaded.
In fact it became routine.
I have adjusted this one three times, uploading different versions, and it still looks washed out and the colors are off, I still can't get a good QUALITY image!
I have some other posts drafted and they all look the same.

If anyone else knows how to fix it please let me know.

**I have updated this post with a 'fixed' photo. This is how it should have looked in the first place.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Series-Locomotive-UP 4343

"UP 4343"
oil on panel, 2013
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

This painting marks the beginning of my new Locomotive Series available on DAILY PAINTWORKS.

Here are a couple of UP's in the light-filled late afternoon chugging through the Alameda Corridor.
The 4343 displays the earlier graphics before Union Pacific changed to the flag.
The characteristic cad red lightening bolt still remains.
So cool.(1)234

*Has anyone else noticed problems with the way images are now showing up on Blogger?
I drafted this post a couple weeks ago and noticed a decidedly poor image that uploaded to Blogger.
It used to be I had no problem with the image I photographed, adjusted when needed, and uploaded.
In fact it became routine.
I have adjusted this one three times, uploading different versions, and it still looks washed out and the colors are off, I still can't get a good QUALITY image!
I have some other posts drafted and they all look the same.


**I have updated this post with a 'fixed' photo. This is how it should have looked in the first place.

Monday, August 5, 2013

NEW SERIES OFFICIAL LAUNCH!


I am very excited to announce that today marks the official launch of my new Locomotive Series available on DAILY PAINTWORKS.

Here is the direct link to the first one ...  "UP 4343", showing a couple of Union Pacific Locomotives in the late afternoon, a glorious burst of light from behind... perfectly apropos for the launch.

See my DAILY PAINTWORKS  page.

This series showcases the locomotive, for now its classic profile, of which there will still be plenty of variation as you will see.
Variation in the size of the locomotive (with-in the picture), location, lighting, weather conditions, back, middle and foreground, cropping etc.

And by starting with the classic profile in the same format it is on track to be a collectable series.
As I continue to 'flesh out' the series I'll add other views. It promises to be robust!
My previous post shows the thumbnails I did for this and another one.

If you are familiar with my work already then you know I work this way, bouncing from one series to another so although I will be posting plenty of these Locomotives there will also be other subjects and genre's dropped in between.

You never know what you'll find, cityscapes, landscapes, seascapes, the figure, more of my noted industrials?
How 'bout some surprises?
I have ideas bouncing around in my head like a pachinko game.

It's been fun so far and I almost feel guilty about that, almost   ; )


Thursday, August 1, 2013

DAILY PAINTWORKS NEW SERIES UPDATE























"Locomotive Series Thumbnails-U.P."
pencil on paper, 2013
8.5" x 11" (21.59cm x 27.94cm)
NSF

A quick note... I have been working steadily on my New Collectable Locomotive Series soon to be available on DAILY PAINTWORKS.

Here is a page of thumbnails from this new series.
These are for two of the new Union Pacific locomotive paintings.

My locomotive works are always finely articulated and/or imbued with an atmospheric psychological impact . They deserve that kind of treatment.

In the meantime I have some previous locomotive paintings in various sizes and mediums, some already framed, currently for sale on DAILYPAINT WORKS.


Also, click the LABEL 'Locomotive painting' to see others here on my blog.
This will give you an idea of whats to come in this new collectable series!
Stay tuned!233