Tuesday, April 14, 2015

INTERURBAN, NY MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION



INTERURBAN, NY MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION.  This fully restored interurban electric railway car carries passengers weekly at the New York Museum of Transportation in Rush, NY.  It's one of a pair that the museum describes in the inimitable language of railfans: "DE DT AR steel interurban cars (built by Brill, 161 in 1927 and 168 in 1929) ex-Philadelphia & Western RR, ex-Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. and ex-Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (1927-1990); ex-Keokuk Jct. Rwy. (1990s); brought to NYMT in 1996; both cars are operational and are positioned for service in the new car house."  As for me, I just fell in love with their orange color, rolling through the green fields of western New York on a beautiful summer afternoon.  This is a second in my series of full sheet paintings on stretchers.  Watercolor, 18 x 27 in.

Monday, April 13, 2015

OSWEGO BAY / Lost Sketch


OSWEGO BAY.  The view from the deck of a WWII long distance tug shows Oswego Bay looking north into Lake Ontario.  Unfortunately this little sketch got destroyed when I dropped a wet paint brush right next to it a couple of minutes after photographing it.  Too bad--I rather liked it.  Watercolor, 8x11 in.  Destroyed.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

FISHING TUG, OSWEGO NY


FISHING TUG, OSWEGO NY.  This is the stern of the last fishing tug to work Lake Ontario, currently on exhibition in dry dock at the H. Lee White Marine Museum on the pier in Oswego, NY.  The shadows of on board crane were quite dramatic on the summer day when we visited the waterfront.  It's the first of a series of full-sheet paintings done on stretchers.  Watercolor, 18x27.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

J22 JIB


J22 Jib.  Another in the series of sails on my J22 sailboat, this is painted on stretched paper.  The sculptural quality of the sail is what attracted my attention.  Watercolor, 12x18 in.