Part two of the response to a friend’s request to post for National Train Day!
Part one here!
(Go visit him here if you love trains and that will lead you to others who are posting,
and the logo also was stolen from him….)
Note that I am having problems with the paper in my new
Fabriano Watercolor sketchbook and discuss it at the end of the post…
Oh, and both my Hero and Platinum (shocking, so reliable) pens gave me grief!
The building is beautiful from all sides — this is the “backside” in some ways,
looking more industrial and shuttered as opposed to the entrance and the train side.
Still, the attention to the details create an elegance even to the working sides.
Sketched on site, blue skies added but trouble with sketchbook evident.
Watercolor added in studio.
Around the corner near the tracks is another structure, possibly offices or maintenance — has the round shape of the main building. I will have to sketch it too sometime, and the view from the bridge (below) looking down onto the station and the tracks.
So much to sketch!
A couple of notes about the Fabriano Watercolor Journal embedded below. I usually use a Moleskin, but wanted to try the Fabriano. This one did not perform well, pilling and lifting paper when just a soft watercolor brush was used in ways that I often use a brush to move skies around or blend a mistake. I am in touch with them and they are responding.
UPDATE: They were distressed and are sending me replacements.
I will write about what is sent…
Fabriano Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil;
Platinum Carbon pen, Hero Pen, DeAtramentis Document Brown ink;
and Daniel Smith, Sennelier, and Holbein watercolors.
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