Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Evening Train" Trans Canadian Highway

Ever since I was a little kid I have loved trains!  My dad helped me build an "N" gauge railroad layout with an engine similar to this Canadian Pacific engine.  That was our project to work on together for a few years. I am still fascinated by them. This painting depicts the trains we saw rumbling across Canada's great plains while driving the Trans Canadian highway.
12x8 oil on panel

9 comments:

Rolina said...

A superb feeling of space and speed - love it!

Dianne said...

I love it. I was raised around HO gauge from infancy. In fact for Christmas a few years ago I got my brother the DeWit-Clinton set, and we are BOTH retired. This painting is wonderful, rather than being a portrait of a train it shows the magnificent country of which they are a part. Really impressive.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Rolina! That's just what I was hoping for! Your new painting has that same feeling of space....and peacefulness as well..=]

Robin Weiss said...

Ha Ha! Good for you Diane! I miss my train set, but no time for that these days..=] Thank you for the kind comments!

Amanda said...

I love that dramatic sky!! I'm a big fan of clouds. : )

Randy Saffle said...

Love it Robin! I just finished a train painting myself. They are fun. Great job, sir!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Amanda! I gotta get over and see how much your kids have grown!..=]

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Randy, your train is great! Thanks man!

Carol Reynolds said...

Great painting ! The sky is magnificent !Great color.