Durango-Silverton Railroad, painted at an Art Festival

Durango-Silverton Railroad

On the final day of Art in the Park in Kennedale, Texas, I began this quick watercolor sketch of one of my favorite subjects–the Durango-Silverton railroad in Colorado.  The first time I rode this train, I was seated in the rear car and was able to photograph the front section of the train repeatedly.  I have already done several watercolors of this subject, but never from this angle.  I had very little time to paint this today, as (gratefully) the festival was extremely busy with patrons and prospective buyers.  I enjoyed every conversation throughout the day, and even made special friends of a family from London, England and Aberdeen, Scotland, in the United States on a holiday.

Well, school resumes tomorrow, I am absolutely “wiped out” from the 3-day weekend festival, I have high school all day and college all night, plus I need to make a delivery to one of the patrons who purchased art that was not available in the booth.  Time for bed.

Thanks for reading.  I’ll try to post more tomorrow (when both eyes are open and focused!)

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4 Responses to “Durango-Silverton Railroad, painted at an Art Festival”

  1. lesliepaints Says:

    I have always like your paintings that include trains!

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  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you, Leslie. I’m in the mood to pursue trains some more, and in fact am considering doing a large painting of one. We’ll see. It’s been an exasperating week with ZERO painting for me (hence no blogs). I’ve had to chase down taxes and filing, a plethora of teaching tasks, and my old band just got together for rehearsals and a kind of “reunion” concert that we just finished. Now I’m very short on sleep, but really have the itch to pick up the brush. I haven’t done this since the festival last weekend.

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  3. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    This is a great start. I love the perspective and the local color. This is a strong scene with great potential. Congratulations on the successful art festival.

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  4. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you Linda. I’m happy with the beginning (and not as happy that I haven’t returned!). The past week has not allowed me to return to the studio–taxes, school, a band concert, etc. etc. etc. I managed to return to the studio briefly this morning, but have a few errands I cannot postpone. Maybe I’ll get back to this tonight (I truly hope!).

    Thanks for your kind comments. I always draw much from them.

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