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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Close to Home, by Joan Tavolott

This is a sketch of part of the Ronkonkoma Train Station. This is where I usually catch the train into the city. There is a big overhead walkway that connects the tracks to the parking garage. It is a big station being the first stop on the line that runs from Ronkonkoma to NYC which takes about 1 1/4 hours. The good thing is that since I am the first stop, I can always get a seat. There are quite a few buildings selling bagels, snacks, etc in addition to the ticket office. I had intended to go sketch the train graveyard where the spare trains usually sit, but wouldn't you know there was not one train there today. lol


10 comments:

  1. Oh so wonderful sketch of your train station! Good drawing and painting. It is good that we can sketch in our neighborhood at least.

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  2. It looks like a fun place to sketch. Very nice.

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  3. I love that you did this plein air! An inviting scene!

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  4. Wonderful sketch and it's a much nicer station than our little one, here. I've never been on a train.

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  5. Lovely scene, Joan! It makes me want to take a train! The one from Rochester to NYC only takes 7 hours ;)

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  6. Love how you get so much detail into your paintings Joan :-)

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  7. Rob, thanks. The challenge is finding a spot to park with a view. There are so many "no parking" or "no standing" signs. I ended up parking in a no parking area, figuring I was sitting in the car anyway. lol

    Lynn, I'll attempt anything from the car. Yesterday was definitely too cold to sit outside. Thanks.

    Melisa, I prefer small quaint stations. This one is too modern for me. Thank you.

    Margaret, that is still a long ride. By the time you get here the day is nearly over. lol Thanks!

    Ann, thank you. I have a hard time editing out details.

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  8. Love it. will have to try some car sketching some time :))

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  9. Wow Joan this is so good...seems timeless too...with the people and the vehicle! Thanks for sharing such a terrific building! Train graveyard would be fun too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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