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Rail
posted: January 2, 2012
My painting Rail along with another of my recent pieces, will be in a group show opening on January. In this piece, I'm embracing the horizontal nature of the scene, and subtle levels of distortion. It's also influenced by a Kenneth Noland piece I'd seen last summer. I wanted to express the stark horizontal bands, and lines of the foreground. Also the subtle tones of the grain cars with faceted breaks between them divides the foreground from the large blue of the prairie sky. The light pole had a mild waver to it. Which gave it an organic nature much like the bright green grass around the tracks. I do miss the summer heat during these short days of winter.
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Rail - oils on panel, 36 x 18 inches....

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8 comments
fiedler January 2, 2012
Very cool Dougie! Happy Newd Year!
Mark Gervais January 2, 2012
Super Good! This stuff is really evolving!!
Richard Downs January 2, 2012
Real nice, Doug. Real minimal and realist.
Jim Paillot January 3, 2012
Love all the quiet, subtlety here, Doug. The wavering light pole is such a nice touch.
Greg Clarke January 3, 2012
The undulating light pole makes the train appear to be moving. Very nice Doug.
Rob Dunlavey January 5, 2012
Like it!! It's moving and standing still all in one!
Dana MacKenzie January 8, 2012
Traveling Graffiti exhibits!
Mark McBride January 10, 2012
I like it Doug, I think the Tagged Grain looks better though. The colors in this are relaxing to the eye. I can look at it after a hard day of work.
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