The other side of the tracks
Published 8:04 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017
- Connie Beale smiles as a Norfolk Southern train travels through the rail yard. Beale was painting a bright red caboose and the old train depot, using acrylic on canvas.
The rail yards by the Perryville Road viaduct in Danville were a little more populated than usual Monday, as members of the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky set up and began to create art. The group travels weekly to interesting, outdoor locations to paint, draw and take photos.
Wispy clouds float overhead as Connie Beale paints the old train depot and a bright red caboose.
Pat Williams of Forkland sits on a bright red caboose while she draws using pencil and ink.
Ellen Teng paints a scene in the rail yard using oil paints on canvas.
The rail yard featured a wide variety of potential subjects for the artists, including the Perryville Road bridge, the grain silos at Burkmann Feeds, the old depot, the old rail tower and a bright red restored caboose.