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  • Evening Looking East – Naomi Brotherton


    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.

  • Silence of Night – Naomi Brotherton


    Silence of Night

    Framed 21 x 28


    Realizing that the snow itself seems to give off an aura of light, I didn’t use the usual dark shapes I use in my other night scenes. The snow as it falls seems to help the impression of mystery.

  • Woven Callas – Naomi Brotherton


    Woven Callas

    24 x 29

    Framed Watercolor

    Calla Lilies are wonderful cone shaped flowers that suggest many possibilities in designing a painting of them. Weaving two paintings together, but keeping the flowers in shape was the challenge in doing this piece.

  • Blue Etude – Naomi Brotherton


    Blue Etude

    Framed 30 x 23

    Ink & Watercolor

    Approaching this corner was a calming experience. A quiet stop to sketch inspires a later painting suggesting the possibility of birds providing a melody in harmony with the mood of the place. The choice of one hue for the painting gives it a harmony of its own with only a bit of color contrast.

  • Around the Bend – Naomi Brotherton


    Around the Bend

    21 x 28

    Framed Watercolor

    The concept of perspective was dawning on me before I learned to draw, as I peered down the tracks while we waited for our connecting train, which was likely to be late. I had plenty of time for observation.

  • Engine and Engineer – Naomi Brotherton


    Engine and Engineer

    Framed 20 x 27


    In my youth riding trains was the best choice for travel. Going by car on dirt roads, usually muddy, was not great. However, there were many hours spent waiting for trains to arrive, affording many hours to watch the handling of the engines as they maneuvered equipment about the train yards. In this same cab space with the engineer pictured here, there would be a fireman who fed the flames by shoveling coal from the coal car which was part of the engine, essential to produce the steam to propel the engine and the train.

  • Signal Lantern – Naomi Brotherton


    Signal Lantern

    Framed 28 x 21


    Many lanterns were used by the crews on the train, especially by the Brakeman who rode in the Caboose and waved signals to the Engineer before the train could move on. Found in storage, this lantern was larger, and appeared be a temporary signal at a switch in case of emergency. Became an interesting still life, don’t you think?

  • Caboose Abstraction – Naomi Brotherton


    Caboose Abstraction

    Framed 20 x 27


    On car trips, we played a game to see if we could get to the next train crossing in time to see the caboose. Sometimes we were rewarded by a wave of the hand by one or more crew members.

  • Walking the Dog – Naomi Brotherton


    Walking the Dog

    Framed 21 x 27


    The objective in my night scenes is to emphasize the mystery of night by having a large dark silhouette. While painting this dark area, a shape of a dog appeared in the shadows and I decided to “go with it”. I didn’t want the dog to be alone at night, so added the figure to complete the story.

  • Mom’s Treasure – Naomi Brotherton


    Mom’s Treasure

    Framed 22 x 18


    This is part of a25th anniversary gift that my Mom used proudly, many times as she entertained friends. Painting silver is like painting a contorted mirror with its reflections which proved to be an interesting challenge.

  • Four Seasons 11 – Naomi Brotherton


    Four Seasons 11

    Framed 32 x 26


    The game plan was to suggest the four seasons in the one painting, and I thought the weather vane would tie them together in a symbolic way. A larger version resulted from this painting.

  • Woven Barn & Silo – Naomi Brotherton


    Woven Barn & Silo

    Framed 22 x 25

    Woven Watercolor

    For this style of painting, two paintings of the exact same subject are needed, with variations in color. Cut into strips and they are then woven together. The surprising patterns that happen make this a nice conversation piece.