Chitina Vehicle Painting


“Rail Car” original acrylic/watercolor painting by Gail Niebrugge. To purchase this original painting, call for price and availability.
This old Chitina lawn ornament has always puzzled me, the wheels look like they were designed to run on railroad track. I am fascinated by the shapes and shadows of broken parts, and how the wooden spokes are enhanced by the wildflower Yarrow. One April, before the vegetation leafed out, I drove the Mc Carthy road from Chitina to Strelna and found an amazing number of abandoned historic vehicles, most well entwined in vegetation becoming part of the undergrowth, virtually invisible in the summer.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Artist Alaska

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