For this painting, I was intrigued by the woman sitting alone
on the LINK train from the Seattle airport to downtown.
She was lost in thought,
a book in front ...
or maybe a Kindle
or iPad ...
|This is the photo i took, candidly - from far away.|
I sketched the woman, too, while riding the train.
The following three photos are from when I was developing
the idea of the painting - in the same 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook.
I turned the page in my sketchbook and found
some notes I made for the painting:
red coat, mauve hat, glasses?
red sign behind with yellow papers
Some ideas I used,
some I did not. For instance, her hat is lime
not mauve and no glasses.
I think there is some mystery about her
and the other riders.
Is she in jail?
What is she reading?
Who are those guys in front of her?
Here's a good question. Why do I think she is a strong woman?
The next series of shots are my painting progressions on the Masonite board.
Below is the finished painting. Those with eagle eyes
will spot the biggest change from the almost
|Woman on a Train (Heloise) 18 x 12 inches oil on Masonite|
Very happy with this painting - and should note
that for some (unknown) reason
she became Heloise
as I painted her.
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