Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Old Hiawatha

Old Hiawatha
12″x 16″, oil
This one was by request from my husband. This old train is languishing in a field somewhere in Wisconsin. My reference photo was nearly black and white, so I really learned a lot with this one–looked up lots of photos of refurbed similar engines to get the colors. I imagine the colors of this particular engine are not this vibrant–maybe someday someone will take some interest in this old engine. It would be interesting to try working with old black and white photos and try painting them in color–I’ll have to add to my list of things to try.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I remember riding in that train between Milwaukee and La Crosse when I was a student.