Captured this photo on my drive home from picking apples. This is one of my favorite scenes in Southern Illinois. The depot once served the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GM&O) at Sparta, Illinois. It was also used in the movie, “In The Heat of the Night” with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. It is now an art museum. Not sure about the caboose’s history, but I do like the GM&O logo painted on it. One of these days I am going to paint this scene en plein air!
Moleskine Notebook Entry 5
Attended an auction on Saturday and grabbed a quick pencil sketch of the scene while resting in the shade of a nearby pavilion. I snapped a reference photo to document the colors so I could paint it later at home.
Also put in a few bids and was able to win a couple of items. Unfortunately I lost out on the main item I was trying to win.
Oh well, can’t win them all!
Lakeview (2 x 2 inches; oil)
Painted this one today for a demonstration video, but the video flopped! I thought I had the camera in a good position, but the end result showed more of the back of my hand than the painting. Ugh!! Oh well, better luck next time!
At least the painting turned out okay. 🙂
This miniature oil painting is only 1.0 x 1.5 inches. The American 25 cent piece is included as a scale reference.
An old friend from school was joking with me about making paintings for dollhouses. I accepted his challenge and painted Mary’s River Covered Bridge from a photo I had taken in 2014. I was surprised it turned out as well as it did! I used toothpicks, a rigger, and a micro brush to complete this oil painting.
Anyone in need of a dollhouse painting? 😉