Beginning a New Train Watercolor


The hour is drawing late, but I wanted to post this photo of a new train composition I began working on today. Time is running out for my November 11 train show, so this could possibly be the last painting completed before the show opens. I look forward to detailing the locomotive tomorrow.

This subject is the old #300 of the Texas State Railroad.  It is a Baldwin 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotive that is one hundred years old this year. The number has been changed to 30 now, and the paint scheme is also different. From pictures of the past, I’ve learned that this train was trimmed in red and yellow. I look forward to seeing how this different color scheme will play out beneath the night sky.

Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “Beginning a New Train Watercolor”

  1. Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution} Says:

    The sky looks amazing!


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you for looking, Eileen!


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