Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Moleskine sketchbook. I decided to draw one of the trains because they are starting to show their age with that late 1970s industrial design aesthetic. During the work week, I spend a lot of time on these trains. I have been riding the Metro for years!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
This is a house on Jefferson Blvd, and Eastern Blvd. in Hagerstown, Maryland. The homes in this area belong to generations of hard working blue collar folks. Not far away is a rail line that leads west and north. This is an area that was one well serviced by passenger trains, but those days are long gone. Still though, Hagerstown is criss-crossed by many train tracks.
I have become very fond of drawing in a wonderful Moleskine sketchbook. This year I am filling it with drawings that relate to my rather long commute. This is a house I pass near the end of my day.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The 3 crosses in the distance on the right side of the painting are a nod to Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer and his roadside cross project. The many I have seen are on old state roads, and have become part of the charm of long drives in rural America. Gethsemane, means oil press. A press is an emblem of trial, distress, agony, while oil points to Spirit and illumination.