The Train Door

My last painting showed me that it IS possible for me to paint while my children are home. In fact, it’s a good thing- it keeps me from baking! This painting is #2 in a new series (I hope) of transportation paintings. This is my daughter Ivy, standing in the doorway of an antique train, which is now a museum in San Diego. I love the light in this painting and in the last. I also love the symbolism of these children looking out into the light from a train. It speaks to me of the promise of future, the wide openness of their lives. What does it say to you?Ivy brighter

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

Looking Back (Miles on the train)

18"x24" Oil on stretched canvas

18″x24″ Oil on stretched canvas

 

I’ve finally carved out a little time to complete an oil painting. It’s been difficult over the past year, with 2 young children to make time to really get lost in a painting. It feels so good to be back! I’m hoping this will be the start of a train, or transportation series. I already have my next painting in mind, so stand by.