Friday, December 13, 2013

ONTARIO CENTRAL LINE (Sketch)

ONTARIO CENTRAL LINE, VICTOR, NY (Sketch)
Looking the east, the old Erie tracks stretch into the morning haze.  This is a preliminary sketch for a painting which I have not yet been able to complete despite repeated attempts....but I love the feeling these tracks evoke in me of the 'lonesome sound of the outward bound.'  On hot summer nights as a boy I used to listen to the distant whistle of the train on these tracks, the rumble of the wheels and then the final clatter of the caboose.  Watercolor, 9x12 in. approx.