Original watercolor by Tim Myrick
15"h X 22"w
When I first saw this scene, I was instantly in awe. I remember thinking it seems to be functional but it looked like it had been obsolete for 20 yrs. The purple/ black muscular structure of the building, punctuated by all the broken windows and missing beams, created an immense and dramatic graphic silhouette against the sky. The train emerging from the structure impressed on the viewer the immense size of the structure. I knew I had to paint it. The roundhouse in the foreground was new to me. I later learned that it was in use to restore old railroad trains. It is one of the largest remaining roundhouse structures in the US, and a number of vintage trains used in movies have been restored there.
Tim employs masterful techniques in transparent watercolor and dry-brush, to create paintings with unusual depth and detail. His subjects depict simple pleasures, respect for nature, and the ability to capture the unique warmth and character of people and their environments.
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