Making tracks

I painted this late-day scene of a train crossing sometime back in the 1990s. Painted with acrylic colors using a watercolor technique on 300 lb. watercolor paper, I came across this work in a flat file last year. It had never been framed and exhibited. Evidently at the time I created it I thought it lacked something. I don’t see it that way now. In my loose brushwork I can easily recall the inspiration: a warm day transitioning from afternoon into evening. Such experiences are important, daily reminders of mortal conditions we can’t stop, only embrace. 

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