Out of Time

A cloud formation trying to become a thunderstorm, but running out of time. The early evening sun and not much lift in the atmosphere means this cloud will begin to fall apart. Within 45 minutes it had dissipated.

Adding this photo to my reference collection for future paintings.

Tom

Mark Twain Statue 

This memorial statue of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is located along the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri. 
(photo 6/9/17) 


Tom Conboy 

June Vacation Day 1

Cedar Creek (Day 1)

Spending a few days out of town on my vacation, and I am collecting some photo references for future paintings. Most of my pics didn’t make the cut, but this one did. Found this scene while driving along an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere. The only traffic I encountered along this road was a couple of tractors. Stopped on a low water crossing to get this shot. 
Tom Conboy 

Sparta

Captured this photo on my drive home from picking apples.  This is one of my favorite scenes in Southern Illinois.  The depot once served the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GM&O) at Sparta, Illinois. It was also used in the movie, “In The Heat of the Night” with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. It is now an art museum. Not sure about the caboose’s history, but I do like the GM&O logo painted on it. One of these days I am going to paint this scene en plein air! 

Tom Conboy