California Light – Naomi Brotherton
Matted 21 x 27
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.
Around the Bend
21 x 28
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.
Mr. Henry’s Barn
14 x 21 Unframed
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.