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Flagstaff Train Station by chateaugrief Flagstaff Train Station by chateaugrief

This is the Flagstaff Train Station.  The old building was built in 1926 by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the engine is one of the fleet of famous steam engines in use by the Grand Canyon Railway.  This painting is a gift to one of my biggest supporters, Jennifer, who has been there for me through thick and thin, and especially during this last mad scramble of a year for me was always there to cheer me up.  Thanks, mom.  I’m ridiculously late for mother’s day.  Here, it’s a Christmas card!

have a comic too 

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:iconkuronekokeef:
KuroNekoKeef Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Professional Artist
Wonderful work !
You always amaze me with your skill !
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, home sweet home.
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EyesofPythia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Beautiful! Nice and festive
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zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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Puffolotti4iji Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made me wish it was november... then i realized it is november, indeed, but by looking at is image i feel like is not november enough.
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ZuhaLoveMusic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very nice 😊 
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CrimsonSunset218 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018
Awwww!!!  That looks like it's a lovely gift!! I hope she likes it.  :heart:
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:iconvinsachi:
Vinsachi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very beuatiful work. I love the dual nature of the scenery: the cozy railway building is so inviting but the train calls to jump into it and to travel wherever the road takes u. Big respect.
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Purplequeen78 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This does reminds you of the Polar Express! 
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AliceJigsaw Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Student Artist
It reminds me The Polar Express. ^^
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
you're not alone!
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AliceJigsaw Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Student Artist
^^
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Theluki986 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
This is so wonderful and has a very magic essence! :love: I can't stop watching at it :love: :clap:
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheluki986:
Theluki986 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
Anytime :hug:
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Darkarchangel96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018   General Artist
Amazing. Once heard that Flagstaff is really beautiful at this time of the year
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'll leave that to experts opinion ;)
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Darkarchangel96 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018   General Artist
Ok :)
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xWolfie36x Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
What a good little vanishing point streetlamp.

I looove all the details! The wet bricks, the distant hills, the exquisite font! You used a different technique for each different light source and it's so effective and cozy and beautiful.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Yes good little streetlamp!  All patina'd copper too, I love how the city chooses to finish those! 
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jonathangm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
i'm getting a comfy feeling from this painting
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would make a fantastic Christmas card! You should do that! :nod:
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I've been meaning to do Christmas cards one day...perhaps this year is the year!
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DimensionalDragons Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It’s festive without being extravagant, I love it.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlonermade:
lonermade Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful painting and a wonderful gift for your most deserving supporter. I'm sure she is thrilled.

It's a very nice holiday image. Careful detailing of the train and texture of the platform and station as well as the location departs from typical work but light remains a major component. It has a bit of feel of 'Polar Express', a movie that was made from book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a guy from my home town.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'll have to look up Chris Van Allsburg now, I always thought the movie crossed into uncanny valley with the animation, but it did have a quality to it that I'd love to see in 2d!  
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regnoart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
How beautiful!!! :D I love all of the details you've added into the scene too!

If it weren't for Thomas, I wouldn't quite understand the essence of trains in works of art ^^

Well done! :clap:
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  trains do have a sort of turn of the century charm about them, don't they?
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:iconregnoart:
regnoart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
Yes, I can see that they do! A vintage instrument of transportation is still relevant to us, even after two centuries ^^
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Always!
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Nice photo.  Wait!  What? :D

Now I have to check up on some rail lines to see if they still exist. 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  high praise indeed.  :D
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magigrapix Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Very festive.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Titanium-Metal-Alloy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this image is very well done. I like how you fused the warm and cool colors together with the brush strokes. It truly gives me the illusion of being there in person, I really love that feeling, especially during this time of year. :)

Is it wrong for me to say that the train makes me think of the train from Back to the Future III, after Doc touched it up with the lights and time travel circuitry? lol
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Yeah I can see that!  totally!
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JustJaxx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Love 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconjustjaxx:
JustJaxx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Most welcome!
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GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The Polar Express ^^
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yup!
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PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Cannot read "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe" without hearing the song in my head.

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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
that's a great song, what a tune!
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:iconpeyoteshort:
PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Should hear it done by 100 5th graders at a Golden Spike festival.
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