Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Passing Through Orville" trains in the landscape , daily oil painting

Orville is the little town where Annie's folks live in southeast Ohio. I saw this locomotive parked on the tracks in a side train yard as we were walking to town to find the library .....and a good coffee shop....=].....I'm not sure if someone is trying to restore this train or it has been forgotten and left as a relic of the past.....It was fun trying to paint her as if she were still in service......the lonely train whistle sounding on the way to some distant destination.

12x16 oil on canvas sold
From the sketchbook.....
My next show is coming up in November. It will be here in Poulsbo and I will be joining four other artists in the Knowles studio on November 13th, 14th and 15th for the Arts in the Woods studio tour put on by the Cultural Arts Foundation.
I will be telling you more about the other artists and reminding everyone about the show as the dates get closer. For more info just click HERE

11 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, I thought it was moving! I love this painting. The contrast in the sketchy, abstract foreground and more focused background is unexpected and interesting.

Sheila said...

This is so wonderful! You combine realistic rendering of the train with a awesome abstract feel to the foreground. I'm just going to give you a Blue Ribbon for it right now.

Christopher Greco said...

Wonderful painting...in fact, your blog is loaded with inspiring work. The Holmes County pieces are making my homesick for Ohio.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Elizabeth! With all the great artists out there it is hard to get an edge on technique! I will continue to explore this combination of representational and abstract.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Sheila! Thank you! I wish you were going to be the judge in the next juried show!..=]

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Chris, thanks man! I loved Holmes county and the time I got to spend with all my family in Ohio...I miss them too!

becky joy said...

Very nice, Energy, composition and color.

painthorsestudio said...

All your work is great. Good job!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Becky!

Thank you Kristina!

Mike said...

Powerful painting, Robin! The orange underpainting is used perfectly to simulate movement. I found myself verbally exclaining "Whoa!!" as soon as the image appeared.

RT said...

That`s a flat out masterpiece Robin! Wow.