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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Where's the 'boose?
They no long follow long freight trains, but every time I see one sitting on a siding, I want one. I've written about them many times, and will do so more, I expect. I'll share those ideas and yearning s later. So today, I tried painting one sitting on a siding at the Heber Railroad in Utah, taken years ago.
First time was a failure...too much detail and not enough emotion.
so today's painting is smaller--5 by 7 at the most, but the kind I've given to friends and fellow railroad enthusiasts Jill and Roy Kelsey in Christmas cards...
But at least , on second try, I've managed a painting a day since Saturday--there's another story.
I wanta boose!