This is one of my new studio paintings that I'll exhibiting in the group show with Bernard Conda and Thomas Bradshaw next month. I had a little bit of a struggle with this, as all painters do from time to time. There's a desire to grow and yet stay true to your self. I feel the need to loosen up, but find myself trapped in getting too tight with details. Sometimes your head is in the game, and other times, you feel like you just don't know where to start. I may revisit this one with a major crop to only include the engineer and the front of the train. When I experimented with various crop sizes, it did have a different effect. Particularly making the train seem more massive in size and mass.
Norfolk Southern had a steam train visit Norfolk for the day. I spent half the day chasing it down for photos.