Wednesday, March 16, 2011

'Warehouse District Train Yard'

16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

Well hello...It has been a while.  It's true, I haven't been painting AS MUCH and I've been posting even less.  Unfortunately, I've been too busy with the job that pays the bills. I actually painted this back in January after visiting Asheville, NC with my wife.  We were sitting outside under some heat lamps at a brewery called, The Wedge, Brewery - so named because the brewery sits on a wedge of property between the street above and the train yard in front.  The train went by once and I kicked myself for not taking a photo because it was such a lonesome scene - the train rolling through at dusk with its light shining on the tracks and snow in front.  As fate would have it, the train stopped and then backed up into the same position as before.  Not wanting to tempt fate a second time, I ran out through the snow and snapped some photos. 

Tasty beers at the Wedge - I recommend touring the art galleries in Asheville's Warehouse District and then having a few.


  1. I like this one a lot. You really caught the feeling of cold and loneliness.
    I also really like the headlight on the train itself. The warm orange/red really contrasts the cold blue of the rest of the scene and it's reflection on the track pushes the eye and gives the whole scene motion.
    Well done!

  2. My husband works for the railroad and this is by far one of the best paintings I have seen! I love it. You have talent Erik!- Erika Funkhouser

  3. Thanks Erika - glad you like it!