Friday, February 1, 2013

Gold Line

I'm busy and tired and lazy.  At least to the extent that those things aren't mutually exclusive.  I would kind of like to write something about trains and how perfectly evocative they are.  But it's late, and you already know what you know about trains.  I painted this from a perch on top of the Oaklawn Bridge in South Pasadena.  These are the tracks of the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line light rail.  We're looking south, toward Los Angeles.  Amtrak tracks used to follow this same course.  Once many years ago I was in a student film walking along those tracks and under the Oaklawn Bridge.

10 comments:

  1. What a neat memory. I just noticed the SoPas water tower!

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  2. I love the fresh colors you use ,and the depth of the painting is great !

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  3. The perspective and composition of this one and the Angel's Flight one are especially nice. Well done for sure.

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  4. I've been viciously spammed. I think I'll be disallowing anonymous comments. Too bad. I like mystery.

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  5. My husband's train obsessed and loves tracks. I appreciate them but I especially like how they look in your picture with the leaning posts and greenery.

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  6. I knew immediately where you were. You may be feeling lazy but i think this painting is one of your best

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  7. Gosh that's pretty. Though I don't usually associate commuter trains with romance, your picture tells a different story.

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  8. Wow, a little dyk on Mom.

    You're cool even when you are tired, busy, and lazy.

    Happy belated Birthday, and Valentine's day!

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  9. Hi Barbara, I like your style, your ability to synthesize a complex subject and your color palette. I find absolutely excellent this last watercolor, full of light and movement.
    Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my blog. Ciao!

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