Katy Days 2015. I'm back!

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.

Acrylic Black and White, 22" x 22"

Acrylic Black and White, 22" x 22"

Acrylic Black and White, 48" x 24".  I had to throw in the water tower for good measure.  When I was a kid I was convinced that thing was going to collapse and flood the town.

Acrylic Black and White, 48" x 24".  I had to throw in the water tower for good measure.  When I was a kid I was convinced that thing was going to collapse and flood the town.


A bit more

I'm thoroughly engrossed in this project.  Its a challenge to pick out sketches to share that aren't too revealing.  There are ones I really really want to show, but not yet.  So again, another rough sketch with no context.