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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Healesville Railway Station this afternoon. I’ve been here many times. It’s always quiet. The drive from Melbourne is also very beautiful. 

I’m looking towards abandoned trains from the station. They have nice characters to paint. 
I spent 2.5 hours. 

Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 

Today is the last day of my two week holiday, so I decided to do another one. By then, the sun started to go down and there was no one in there. I put AirPods in my ears and played Bill Evans. My favourite painting buddy :)

This is a quick study of trains. I’ve found these mechanical objects very difficult to paint. So many straight lines, circles and linear perspectives to get them right. I tend to end up drawing them. I wonder how Greg approaches these subjects. 
It was a big challenge. I think I need more practice. 
I spent 2 hours. 

Oil on canvas. 11x15 in. 

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