Friday, August 31, 2007

Train Color Study

This one was done as a color study, so I could remember what this train looked like in the fog.
I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet...probably make it into a bigger painting, but change the composition a little. It's 12x6 inches, on aluminum panel.












Here is the finished study; I could probably spend another day tweaking it but sometimes it's best to move on. I still have a lot of work to do before making a bigger version.

19 comments:

silvina said...

This train theme you're on is so intriguing.
The fact that the lights are on inside the train makes me imagine being inside.

Last two paintings remind me of the old song;
There's a train comin'... don't need no ticket, you just climb on board.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Silvina! I love trains and it's a real challenge to show them in a different way. I think I'll have fun figuring out a way to improve this one and make it into a bigger painting.

kiergaard said...

Leslie, something about this makes me crave french martinis. ;-D

The color is perfect!

Leslie Sealey said...

Ha, I know what you mean! : )

sandra flood said...

I love these mysterious trains! Beautiful

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Sandra!

william wray said...

Sweet simple and modern and buyers love trains.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Bill! You're right about trains being collectable and I think they make great subject matter for paintings.

Brothergrimm said...

Amazing otherworldly sense of realism & motion!

Leslie Sealey said...

BG, I think I need to hire you to write my artist's statement. ; - )

Brothergrimm said...

Thanks!
I was told once by a drunk girl that I had a contradictive sense of humor. I'm still trying to figure out if it was a compliment or not.

rob ijbema said...

this looks great,i like the space and modern feel and the lights are so well done!
btw i'm linking you to my wales painting site,if you don't mind...

craigstephens said...

You really captured the motion! Beautiful!

Leslie Sealey said...

Rob, I posted a link for you, too. I am a fan of your work! Thanks!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Craig!

les lull said...

Wonderfully moody piece.

Leslie Sealey said...

Les, thanks so much for commenting. I am just glad I was able to record the colors accurately while it was still fresh in my mind.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

A very strong and beautiful painting. I like it how you show the speed.

Leslie Sealey said...

Stefan, thank you! I was a little nervous about making that final stroke to blur the green paint...I only had one shot to get it right.