Santa Train - Waterloo Central Railway
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
This winter scene of a vintage steam engine - the Waterloo Central Railway - makes a perfect Christmas or holiday seasonal print. Digitally hand-painted on a Wacom tablet and created using many different painting styles, this painting is available in several versions including one without text and is perfect for this year's Christmas greeting card selection. I will post the image with NO text tomorrow. Please contact me directly if you wish me to customize the text to suit your particular needs. As with all holiday cards, the price for boxes of 10 or 25 has been significantly reduced through Dec. 15, 2014. No discount code needed - reduced price already factored into your checkout price.
The Waterloo Junction Railway was proposed in the 1880s to connect Waterloo, Ontario to the prosperous communities of St. Jacobs, Elmira and Drayton which were some miles to the north. By the time the railway was complete in 1891, it terminated at Elmira and had been wholly absorbed by the Grand Trunk Railway and later, by the Canadian National Railway. To the delight of railroad buffs and train lovers everywhere, the Waterloo Line was not allowed to just disappear or be torn up for scrap. Today the spur line is operated by The Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS), the parent organization of what is now the Waterloo Central Railway. In 2007, SOLRS contracted with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo to run the Waterloo Spur and to operate a tourist train north to St. Jacobs and back on that line. Generally, the restored steam engine and passenger cars run on Saturdays from April until the end of October. There are Tuesday runs from June through the end of August and Thursday runs from mid-May to mid-October. The final run in October is the Halloween Train and then from the end of November through mid-December, SOLRS run a special Santa Train on Saturdays and Sundays.
Thank you so very much to the following for featuring this image:
DIGITAL REALISM - ANNE
3 A DAY GREETING CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS - DARREN
PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS - DAN
MEMORIES AND NOSTALGIA - ALEXANDRIA
ARTISTS BEST FIVE ARTWORKS - TINA
This painting, as with most of my digital paintings, is an ORIGINAL work of art created entirely on a Wacom tablet using a number of different painting programs and various genres of painting styles overlaid upon each other, much the same as the old printing process of chromolithography. In this case, the reference image is a public domain photograph from visualfree on Tumblr.
Many of my paintings, including this one, follow a process similar to early chromolithography in that each section of the painting is often a different layer. Wikipedia describes the process of chromolithography as multi-layered, sometimes requiring 25 to 50 layers to achieve the colors and fine details.
The difference between that process and my own is that in my case I may paint the entire layer originally in a very abstract underpainting then repaint the next layer in a slightly less abstract style, then another layer in a realistic oils or impasto, etc. Another layer may be to deepen the color of only certain areas requiring the "erasing" of all but one small part of the image. Almost all of my paintings require anywhere from 10-30 layers to complete, some as many as 50.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork. I am a western New York based artist with a passion for the sea and a deep love for the natural world around me. If you would like to see more, my full portfolio can be found at http://lianne-schneider.artistwebsites.com. If you enjoy my art works, please feel free to share this link with friends or share on your social networks by pushing the Pinterest, FB, Google+, Twitter or SU Buttons! Thank you! The Fine Art America Watermark will NOT appear on the finished product.
Because the final creations are entirely digital in nature they are considered to be original art work, not reproductions. According to the International Association of Fine Art Digital Print Makers (IAFADP), "An original digital print is not based upon using original artwork outside of the computer. The artist may use elements as source materials, such as photographs, drawings or other appropriated images (those in the public domain), but THE FINAL FORM OF THE WORK EXISTS ONLY IN THE COMPUTER AND AS THE FINAL PRINT OR AS AN EDITION OF PRINTS."
Please contact the artist, Lianne Schneider, directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, my name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once a total of 25 canvas prints are sold from all potential vendors.
Copyright Lianne Schneider 2014
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All images and my personal poetry/prose are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist. My copyright does not imply rights to an underlying public domain image and I make no such claim. Copyright on works derived from or based on images in the public domain applies only to the subsequent manipulation or the digital painting resulting from my own style and interpretation. The original image remains in the public domain and such images are used in accordance with international law.
October 21st, 2014
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