The Artwork of
Kevin M. Haller
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Studio (working from photographs of Hermann MO rail yard)
August 2--8pm
"Done Pulling (Hermann)"
Watercolor   14x20
Inspiration and Design: View subject
This subject is a train engine at rest in Hermann, MO, immediately south of town.  Through the town, the tracks run parallel with the Missouri river and on its south bank.  Trains captivate me.  Their size, complexity, and power beckon attention.  For this painting, it's all about the engine.  My goal was to capture the usefulness of a train engine, and convey a sense of well-deserved rest.  Other railcars do not matter in this motif and are not depicted.  For the remainder of the composition, I desired to capture the overall feel of Hermann.