Waiting For The Call

Painting entitled Waiting For The Call by Steve Williamson


I love this picture. Terence Cuneo is one of my painting heroes, and I studied how he made his engines so weighty and powerful. He does it without making the necessary detail overwhelm the overall impression of power.

I must have learned something of his magic. I was particularly pleased that in my painting the engine looks like a piece of heavy metal, just a shunter doing a mundane job, but the composition works well; showing the back end of the engine made for less broken shapes, and the reduced palette did the rest.