In 1999 I was part of an exhibition of rail art at the California State Railroad Museum. At the event the director of the San Diego Railway Museum introduced himself and invited me visit their museum, suggesting I might get inspired to paint something there. I did, creating, “Shaking The Desert Floor” (see it on my website in the Print section). Last week I created a second painting that incorporates an exciting feature of that museum, a tall trestle. Naturally, I took liberties with the subject, but then I always do. It’s the challenge and reward of being an artist: creating things you first must imagine. In this case I added a vintage circa 1930s passenger train into the setting and adjusted all the elements to tell the most engaging story possible.
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