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Friday, March 15, 2013
oil on panel, 2007
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Here is an earlier painting of a BNSF train moving through the port all shiny and new.
I remember fighting the 'mud' battle on this one, one of the first I did of these BNSF locomotives. Orange and yellow are tough colors due to their transparency and that they dirty easy when mixed with other colors.
In the shadows it is difficult to get to those darks and maintain a certain high chroma to depict the shiny and new.
Ironically the two most prominent railroad companies here in Southern California are BNSF (orange) and Union Pacific (yellow), two of the most temperamental colors. Thanks a lot.211