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Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

by William Wray
Oil 32 x 48

Entered in: March 2010

Judge's Comments: I love trains anyway but I typically don’t like train paintings. This painting captured the smoky mood and movement of an old locomotive seen in an industrial area. The form of the train, the tonalism, and the loose brushstrokes and soft receding edges make this come alive. If feels like a painting should feel…loose with a feel of rapid abandon. The slightly angular and off center horizontal composition with the large dark vertical column makes it interesting. I can almost smell the soot and hear the roar, the clang and the steam. - Eric Rhoads