Its Katy Days time! Katy Days is a festival celebrating the railroad heritage of the town of Parsons, Kansas (where I was raised). The town was founded by the MKT railroad (the Katy) and since its founding trains have continued to play a big role in that town. Everybody there knows a railroader. Or 10.
Last year I skipped being a demo painter at Katy Days because I was feeling swamped with work. I was about to skip again this year for the same reason, but I had some time in between projects to whip something up. The paintings that resulted are modeled after the old black and white images of locomotives that I used to love to look at as a kid. There was something about those engines in black and white that really gave them personality. Anyways. These are the ones I came up with in a pinch.
While there I will be selling many other train paintings as well as art featuring regional people and themes. I'm going to be selling them cheap because I need to make some room! So those folks in my beloved PK come out and get some cheap original art! And oh yes, I will be doing a paintings demonstration too.