Saturday, March 15, 2014

Along Railroad Avenue - Plein Air

I joined the David Peterson Third Saturday Meetup of the Sacramento Plein Air Painters in Roseville.   This was my first time painting in Roseville.  We met at the center of the "old town" area.  There were several fine old buildings there but nothing really struck my fancy on this particular sunny day.   I wandered down a block to Railroad Avenue, which runs parallel to the enormous Roseville rail yards.   (OK.  I found out it isn't Railroad Avenue, it's Vernon Street.  I don't know about you, but I like the sound of Railroad Ave. a whole lot better.  It SHOULD be Railroad Avenue, so that's what I'm calling it!)  Most of the interesting things were quite far off, but I found this small string of gondolas and one box car on a siding with some interesting brick structures in the distance.

I moved a few things around and added some stuff that wasn't there and came up with this.  

Along Railroad Avenue    16" x 12" Oil on linen panel.  

My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art


  1. So good to see these great plein air paintings. You have captured the old warn feeling of Railroad Avenue.

  2. Thank you Ruth! It's so great to have spring back...and the opportunity to paint outside. Love it!