Shades of Pink – Naomi Brotherton
Shades of Pink
Matted 20 x 27
Caboose at a Switch
Framed 22 x 28
The caboose was a mysterious part of the train to me. Who had the privilege of riding in it? The Brakeman of course, and he conveyed his messages by hand-held flag or lantern signals. He literally rearranged the tracks at the switches as needed while the engineer awaited his signal to “go” or “back up.”
Framed 31 x 41
Oh, there it was… my next subject, a beautiful potted begonia plant begging to be painted. My studio partner had brought it for his class to arrange on a small table but he had left it on the floor. I liked the unusual concept of looking down on it like a map.
So I started painting on the nearest watercolor paper without much thought about the placement on the rectangle. The color was working well, so I laid another paper next to it so as to include the other objects on the floor. The long stems of the lotus pods helped establish the floor concept.
This became a diptych. The two paintings could be framed separately, each signed by the artist, and hung side by side, or framed together as shown. Together they make a unique design.
Evening Looking East
Framed 49 x 34
Exiting our down town Post Office one evening, I saw the glorious colors of the setting sun reflected in the several glass buildings. I immediately set about to express that time of day with one typical building, tall and stately wearing its gleaming apparel.