Night Train July 25, 2012

The Criteria for my Master's thesis was set. I needed to seek out painting sites and images that were darker, and moodier than the normal "pretty picture" moonlight nocturnes. I found many of these settings were set along railroad tracks near urban industrial areas.

I painted this F-5 Engine on location at the Filmore and Western Railroad Museum in Filmore, California. I intended it toward my Master's Thesis, however it was denied by my committee advisor, Bruce Everett. It didn't make the cut for my Thesis Exhibition as content was critiqued as being, "Too Sellable".

Night Train
22x28 oil/canvas

Painting Status: Available for Purchase through James Main Fine Art, Santa Barbara, California. (805)637-8632