Southern Beauty – Naomi Brotherton
Framed 22 x 26
Lilies That Float
17 x 23 Unframed
To capture the essence of the flower petals, I try to convey the fresh, soft and bright qualities of most flowers. The newspaper had a story with photos stating that a family had donated their collection of water lilies to the park department, and it was only a few blocks from where we were painting. It was my first chance to see them in living form – a new challenge.
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?
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.