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I used my memory of the typical rocks, water and light houses seen on both east and west coastlines of the USA in capturing this painting.
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?
Naomi’s night scene technique has been written up in several art magazines and books including her own Variations in Watercolor published by North Light Publishers in 1981 (now out of print). International Artist and American Artist magazines are among those who featured her concept of depicting the mystery of night. “Mr. Henry’s Barn” was finished in March of 2014.