The Train Track Print


The Train Track was inspired by a distant memory. At one time I lived in Glasgow Scotland in the U.K, and every morning I would go to work by rail. Sometimes the sun would shine through the windows giving the view of the old industrial city a pastel haze. There were always huge groups of Starlings swirling around in the air together moving like shoals of fish. The sun catching their feathers glinting blue and aqua on mass! Quite a sight to see but I think I was the only one who really noticed them in such detail.


The print was originally taken from a painting that I did in watercolors in 2007. I find watercolors easy to use because you can apply washes without losing any pigment color. It has a smooth texture and lends itself to my preference of having a slightly wetter brush. On it you can see natural brush marks which add to its appeal. If you buy digital repoductions you can't reproduce this kind of innocent charm!

This type of work is generally regarded as Hard Edged, this means that the shapes on the picture field are not blended into one another, that there is clear definition between them. This term was coined originally by the Post War American Abstract Expressionists, within it you can see simlilarities to the works of the earlier European artist Kandinsky While the Americans were creating the Abstract Expressionist Movement the Europeans created a softer approach to the Hard Edged-ness with Lyrical Abstraction.

You can find out more about me through the About Me page. This will help you understand the origines of where The Train Track painting came from.

You can purchase this print in the Gallery.

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