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L Skylar Brown
07-12-2011, 05:52 AM
OK, probably not what you were expecting... 4 layers. Impressionist oils

Alexandra
07-12-2011, 07:03 AM
Skylar, this is beautiful. I love it love it love it.:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

semd74
07-12-2011, 09:08 AM
I like old trains and I like this painting !!!

gxhpainter2
07-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Skylar... very clever:p:p... it is not what I was expecting to see... but what a great painting... I love the old steam engines... very well done...:cool::cool::cool::):):)

Valerie
07-12-2011, 12:12 PM
Wow Skylar this is awesome.
Val

EB
07-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Well done Skylar

(As usual)

pat1940
07-13-2011, 12:28 AM
Outstanding, awesome, beautiful painting Skylar, LOVE IT:):):):):):););););););)

limey-g
07-13-2011, 12:51 AM
Very nice Skylar , excellent perspective on the engine .
For someone born and raised in a railway town in the UK I love all steam engines.
Geoff

Caesar
07-13-2011, 01:32 AM
Were you in Chattanooga? :p Fantastic painting and a very meaningful one too indeed!

byroncallas
07-13-2011, 02:33 AM
Hey, teaser marketing!!!
You could have called it Hot Metal Mama On Rails to really suck 'em in. :):)

The painting is terrific. :):cool:

BTW, an unusual example of the receding color being a rather bright white that somehow works super-great. You're a smart and tricky boy. ;)

kenmo
07-13-2011, 03:57 AM
Love it...:):):)

jibes
07-13-2011, 06:23 AM
Love the subject and the way you've done it!

Juz
07-13-2011, 09:31 AM
Gorgeous Skylar... one of my favorites of yours :)

So many things to love in this piece... fabulous composition, use of desaturation as colours move toward the distance, the gorgeous loose brush work in both the detailing on the train and the textures on the platform side. :eek::):eek:

The title prompts me to give you but one small piece of advice though... Don't wish your life away ;)

L Skylar Brown
07-14-2011, 04:27 AM
I love all the comments! Thanks so much! Confession: I hesitated to post this, because after doing all that random detail on the train, and not much anywhere else, I was sure I was gonna be busted for lack of balance.

justjean
07-14-2011, 04:30 AM
A wondrful painting Skylar :):):), was thinking I would see something for the future :D

gxhpainter2
07-14-2011, 04:34 AM
Skylar.... I think that with the strong contrast of your image along the left side black against the colors of the foliage my eye seeks the areas of greatest contrast which in this image leads me down the line of the train... and gently leaves off towards the end where the trees and wall provide a stop... then i am drawn back to the details along the right side... so even though there is no a balance of depth of detail I think in this work that works to its advantage for a powerful image.... If if envision more details elsewhere I think it would detract from the graphical power you have here although it might appear to be more "finished" I don't think it could be a stronger image.... just my opinion...;);):):)

byroncallas
07-14-2011, 03:24 PM
I happen to agree with Gary. One of the things that caught my eye and why I responded was that visually, the painting is, in fact, so well balanced. It carries your eye just as Gary described. Intended or not, it turns out to be rather dynamic. :):) You should now remind us that is EXACTLY what you intended.

Sky, you're a genius. ;);):):)

L Skylar Brown
07-15-2011, 02:02 AM
Byron - Well. of course. you are correct - I intended this outcome all along !!! :)

byroncallas
07-15-2011, 02:31 AM
I knew it. I just knew it had to be so. :):):):)

pat1940
07-15-2011, 02:33 AM
So glad you did post this Skylar, it is wonderful, we would have missed a great painting;);):):)