Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Series-Locomotive-BNSF 7753 Refinery

"BNSF 7753 Refinery"    SOLD
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.


  1. Okay David! Now you are rocking the canvas! That blue sky jumps right off the surface and screams for so much attention! I love the "smoke, steam, clouds! Foreboding in the most positive sense! I love the majestic refinery towers! Fantastic concrete and gravel foreground! Everything works well, just like a great orchestra piece, to bring the viewers eye to the fantastic visual climax of the noble red engine chugging powerfully onto the canvas!
    "Bravo!", is an understatement!
    Well done my West Coast Artist Friend!
    Thanks again for being and artist and posting your fine work for all to enjoy!

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for taking the time to really look at this one and notice those things I so carefully thought out.
      And yes I did have in mind something mildly foreboding in mind while painting this one. I found that adding the cloud swoop really made a difference, it seemed to slow down the train to a crawl and pause the whole scene.
      This whole new series is meant to be experimental in many ways as you'll see throughout. You never know what I'll try out.

      Thank you my East Coast Train Lover,
      Keep painting...

  2. Love this series, David!! Really cool stuff! Thanks for your comments at my blog. I'll try to avoid smearing the canvas on my way down. heehee...

    1. Thanks Don,
      I appreciate your visit and happy to hear we share a love of the same subjects.
      Good to hear you won't smear otherwise your final work will be an abstract... ha ha!
      I can just hear the critics now " ... known for his trains, names and automoblies... curiously enough he was working in a new direction when he passed."

      Keep painting...